Cofrin Memorial Arboretum
The John P. and Austin Cofrin Memorial Arboretum, a 260-acre greenbelt that encompasses the campus and serves as the boundary between campus and community for most of the perimeter, was formally designated in 1975 and has continued to grow.
Some of the land within the Cofrin Arboretum was purchased with funds from the Land and Water Conservation program (LAWCON). Other land was gifted by The Nature Conservancy or other restricted donations. Numerous utility easements, both public and private, are also located within the Cofrin Arboretum. These restrictions are discussed on page 45 of this Master Plan document.
The Cofrin Memorial Arboretum Land and Resource Management Plan, drafted by the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, is in the initial stages of planning and development.
- Maintain arboretum in its current conﬁguration and extent within the campus
- Continue to market the arboretum as a unique asset to campus
- Preserve the Cofrin Arboretum Gateway
- Arboretum should remain under the stewardship of Cofrin Center for Biodiversity
- Manage arboretum using the 2005 Cofrin Memorial Arboretum Land and Resources Management Plan, or most current version
- Create, adopt, and implement Cofrin Memorial Arboretum Land and Resource Management Plan