Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.00
Liaison Kathy Johnson
Submission Date April 21, 2020

STARS v2.2

Black Hills State University
IN-20: Grounds Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Deborah Liddick
AD of Facilities Services and Sustainability
Facilities Services
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Does the institution own and/or manage land that is currently certified under the following programs? (at least one positive response required):
Yes or No
ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation No
Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) No
Bee Campus USA Yes
Demeter Biodynamic No
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Forest Management standard No
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Green List Standard No
National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat Program No
An Organic standard or Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) endorsed by IFOAM No
Salmon-Safe No
Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) No
Tree Campus USA (Arbor Day Foundation) Yes
An equivalent program approved by AASHE No

A brief description of the institution’s third party certified land holdings:

BHSU was designated a Bee Campus USA in June 2019. The award means BHSU has prioritized providing and protecting pollinator habitat by establishing a campus bee committee, creating and enhancing pollinator habitat, offer service-learning projects, display signage about pollinator conservation, incorporate pollinator conservation into their offered courses, and maintain an online presence.

BHSU has been a Tree Campus USA since 2015 to present year. We established a campus tree and biodiversity advisory committee, a campus tree care plan, a campus tree program with dedicated annual expenditures, Arbor Day observance, and a service learning project.


Documentation affirming the certification(s):
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Website URL where information affirming the certification(s) is available:
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