|Submission Date||Dec. 23, 2020|
Oregon State University
IN-20: Grounds Certification
|0.50 / 0.50||
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||---|
|Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP)||No|
|Bee Campus USA||No|
|Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Forest Management standard||No|
|International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Green List Standard||---|
|National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat Program||No|
|An Organic standard or Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) endorsed by IFOAM||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:
OSU has earned the Tree Campus USA distinction every year since the University was first awarded the honor in 2010.
To obtain this distinction, Oregon State University has met the five core standards for sustainable campus forestry required by Tree Campus USA, including establishment of a tree advisory committee, evidence of a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and the sponsorship of student service-learning projects. Campus currently has about 5,000 trees, with 20 to 50 new trees being planted per year.
Documentation affirming the certification(s):
Website URL where information affirming the certification(s) is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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