Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.68
Liaison Scott Morgan
Submission Date July 25, 2011
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Evergreen State College, The
Tier2-3: Tree Campus USA

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 0.25 Scott Morgan
Director of Sustainability
President's Office
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Is the institution recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree Campus USA program?:
No

A brief description of the institution's Tree Campus USA program:

TESC is not an Arbor Day Foundation Tree Campus; it is rather superfluous to our situation. Evergreen maintains roughly 700 acres (about 70% of contiguous campus grounds) as undeveloped forest. This land is mostly unmanaged and protected as educational reserves by the College. The forested areas of campus are vegetated with species representative of the Western Hemlock zones of Washington and Oregon. The entire campus was logged at one time along with much of the surrounding area. Today, there are regions of second growth Douglas Fir found in the eastern and southeastern Reserves between the campus Core and the Organic Farm, as well as in the northern ravine areas of the campus.
The Reserve also contains a mix of other conifers such as Western Red Cedar and hardwood species such as Big Leaf Maple and Red Alder.
Wetland areas are located in all quadrants of the Reserve with extensive areas in the southeastern parts of the campus, along streams on the property, north of the meadow area next to Driftwood Road and along Evergreen Parkway. The eastern half of the Reserve is considered by many to be the least disturbed and most pristine on campus. This consists of contiguous patches of Douglas Fir and other conifers. Beach areas in the northern half of the Reserve are dominated by tidal marine plants.
TESC Campus Master Plan, Volume 1, page 34


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