Sustainable Landscape

SF State's Grounds department is cultivating a landscape that  maintains urban biodiversity, requires no irrigation with drinking water, and exports no green waste.


Current Initiatives

SF State fosters a healthy, aesthetically pleasing, sustainable, and environmentally friendly campus that functions as a great place to study, work and live. 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.

Habitat Gardens

Botanical Gardens

From Sky to Soil

Library's Landscape Learning Laboratory

Rain on Succulent