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Application for Tree Campus USA

In July 2019, Lewis-Clark State received Level 1 Arboretum Accreditation. LCSC is the only public, 4-year institution in the State of Idaho that has that title from the Arbor Day Foundation.

Tree Campus USA Requirements

In alignment with the goals of the LCSC Arboretum Committee, starting in the Fiscal Year 2018-2019, LCSC received recognition from Tree Campus USA.  The Tree Campus USA requirements are:

  1. Establish a Tree Advisory Committee
  2. Develop a Tree Care Plan
  3. Verification of dedicated annual expenditures on the Campus Tree Plan
  4. Involvement in an Arbor Day Observance
  5. Institution of a Service Learning Project aimed at engaging the student body

Lewis-Clark State College strives to maintain a healthy urban forest on their campus in Lewiston, Idaho.  The mission of LCSC is to prepare students to become successful leaders, engaged citizens, and lifelong learners.  The core themes at LCSC are opportunity, success, and partnerships. In alignment with Tree Campus USA, LCSC seeks to promote opportunities for students to learn about importance of trees, successfully maintain and grow our urban forest, and create partnerships with organizations who share of mission of stewardship.

What is Tree Campus USA?

Tree Campus USA is a National Arbor Day Foundation program which provides recognition for colleges and universities, at the state and national levels, that make a commitment to trees on their campus and to their surrounding community. This commitment can have multiple benefits such as:

  • Significantly reducing the amount of energy a campus, and community, needs to generate
  • Reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
  • Providing green spaces for students and faculty to enjoy and relax in
  • Increasing the number of trees on campus and in the community
  • Instilling pride in the campus and community environment