Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.32
Liaison Merry Rankin
Submission Date Aug. 29, 2022

STARS v2.2

Iowa State University
IN-20: Grounds Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Chris Strawhacker
Program Coordinator II
Facilities Planning and Management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 No
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:
Tree Campus USA is a certification earned from the Arbor Day Foundation based on a series of five standards relating to tree health and student involvement. The five standards include: the creation of a campus tree advisory committee, a campus tree care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for the campus tree program, hosting an arbor day observance and completing a service learning project.

Each year in December, universities and colleges must submit applications for renewal of their Tree Campus USA designations providing proof of their commitment to the program and the benefits it provides to the campus trees. Iowa State University has been awarded Tree Campus USA status since 2015.

The boundaries of the ISU’s Tree Campus program are the same as the boundaries provided for ISU’s STARS application.

Iowa State University earned its first Tree Campus USA designation in 2016 and has remained certified for 7 years.

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