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Landscape Services

  • Landscape planning, design, construction, and maintenance
  • Lawn care and turf management
  • Production and planting of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals
  • Outdoor event setup, cleanup, and assistance
  • Arboriculture
  • Arboretum management
  • Sportsfield management
  • Synthetic turf management
  • Design, installation and maintenance of irrigation systems
  • Maintenance of streets, sidewalks, plazas, parking lots
  • Street sweeping
  • Landscape lighting and outdoor sign installation
  • Holiday tree lighting
  • Solid waste and recycling services
  • Campus litter cleanup
  • Snow removal, snow and ice management (SNOW PLAN)
  • Concrete construction
  • Outdoor safety and guard railing design, construction, and maintenance
  • Traffic marking and signage
  • Excavations
  • Fence installation and repair
  • Heavy equipment operation
  • Outdoor sculpture management

Landscape Departments



Chris Redden
Hardscape Supervisor

Hardscape Zone is responsible for the University's Streets, Parking Lots, Sidewalks, Trash Removal, Pellet Plant, Recycling Program and many other functions that assist the Landscape Department in making the University safe and appealing.



Landscape Zone

LS Zone

Danny Smith
Landscape Zone Supervisor

Landscape Zone is responsible for maintaining all of the campus grounds. Think includes everything from flower beds to athletic fields. They diligently prepare all of the fields prior to home games, and make sure that the practice fields are suitable for all practices. They work hard to make Northwest Missouri State University a beautiful place to learn.



arboretum pictureThe Arboretum

Northwest Missouri State University was named the official Missouri Arboretum by the Missouri State Legislature in 1993.

Visit the State Aboretum site

Pellet Plant/Recycling Center


Landscape Services plays a large role in the campus recycling program. Learn more about Reduce, Reuse, Recycle at Northwest. Rick Swaney, Chris Redden, Robert Lager, Bruce Devers work in the Recycling/Pellet Plant.




Sustainability OfficeJohn Viau

The Sustainability Office was established in January 2011 to help Northwest continue to efficiently advance as an innovative sustainable community through educational outreach, campus engagement, and collaborative partnerships.

John Viau (pictured right), Sustainability Coordinator is responsible for encouraging and facilitating sustainability programs initiated by students, faculty, and staff, as well as assisting in the development and implementation of a long range sustainability plan at Northwest.

Bearcats Going Green

 Learn more about Sustainability at Northwest


Athletic Field Shop
(College Ave)

LS Athletic Grounds Bldg

Pellet Plant
(Country Club Drive)

 Pellet Plant


Monday - Friday;
7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Shane Baumgart
Landscape Mananger

Danny Smith
Landscape Supervisor

Chris Redden
Hardscape & Recycling Supervisor

John Viau
Sustainability Coordinator

Pat Ward
Arboretum Manager