Our Living Landscape
SF State is working towards fostering a healthy, aesthetically pleasing, sustainable, and environmentally friendly campus that functions as a great place to study, work and live. By practicing thoughtful resource management and responsible habitat conservation, the Grounds department is actively cultivating a landscape which models best practices in maintaining urban biodiversity, will not require irrigation with drinking water, and exports no green waste. Our ultimate aim is to provide a landscape which is self-regenerating and off the energy grid.
The SF State campus also contains a significant urban forest, planted in a network of windbreaks, bird nesting zones, and sheltered courtyards. Renovation and renewal of the forest is directed to maintain the special forest character of the campus, while supporting a more complex web of ecological relationships, increasing seasonal highlights, and shaping new spaces for social interaction and quiet contemplation.