North Carolina Department of
As a third goal, the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources is developing an
environmentally based landscape management policy and environmentally sound landscape plan.
The purpose of this policy will be to highlight environmentally sound landscape practices that
should be adopted by all landscape managers within the department. This policy will be the
equivalent of a farmerís Best Management Practices (BMP) program. It will:
Encourage land managers to carefully administer the use of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides,
and fertilizers to minimize negative impact on the environment
Promote the selection of culturally adapted plants that do not require chemical applications
Encourage employees to adopt water conservation techniques, such as minimizing the
construction of paved surface areas that increase stormwater runoff
An in-depth department-wide analysis of potential barriers to implementing all facets of the third goal is being conducted.
Information has been gathered from a number of other organizations working on or having
adopted similar policies and task force members have drafted a manual. The task force consists
Completion of a landscape management policy in the form of a manual that will be posted on
DCRís web site with a link to the Project Green web site.