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.
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:
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.
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: