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To promote the conservation, sound management, and sustainable use of Indiana's wildlife and wildlife habitat through education, advocacy, and action.

Indiana State University

Location: Terre Haute, Indiana

Certification Status: Gold Level: Conservation Champion 

Certification Date: March 2015

Project Overview: 

IWF is very excited to announce our partnership with Indiana State University on the Landscaping the Sustainable Campus program. Indiana State is committed to their Sustainable Landscape Plan that incorporates newly implemented landscaping practices as well as current landscaping practices.

The Grounds Maintenance Staff at Indiana State has benefitted from sustainable landscaping practices for years, which will contribute significantly to the university's Sustainable Landscape certification. With the help of the LSC program, Indiana State will continue to utilize the best land management strategies while keeping conservation in mind. ISU has made big advancements on their campus through various landscape projects that includes an on-site composting system, a sustainability minor that engages students in campus sustainability practices, replacing non-native plants with native plants, and the installation of a large capacity rain garden. With the implementation of 20 goals across the 5 categories of our program, Indiana State has achieved Gold Level: Conservation Champion. 

The Institute for Community Sustainability at Indiana State also contributes by engaging and connecting students, faculty, and members of the Terre Haute community to this project. 

Indiana State is certified as a Tree Campus USA university for the sixth year running and has over 2,200 trees on its main campus. IWF hopes to learn new ideas and techniques for tree management through the many tree related projects Indiana State has to offer.

Click here to vote for Indiana State University for the Tree Campus USA Celebrate Arbor Day Contest! 

Project Plan:

Click below to view the full campus sustainability plan.

Acknowledgements, IWF would like to thank:

Stephanie Krull - ISU’s Landscape and Grounds Manager, for her leadership and determination in establishing sustainable landscaping practices across campus and for her hard work and diligence in creating ISU’s Landscape Plan

Caroline Savage and the Institute for Campus Sustainability for their efforts in making ISU’s certification a success. 

The ISU Grounds Maintenance Staff - who work hard every day to ensure a healthy and beautiful campus for all to enjoy through landscaping and grounds practices that integrate conservation and sustainability.