The Half-Pint Urban Prairie Projectbroke ground on a new Blackland priarie near the Student Services Building on campus. The project is funded by Green Fund and and is in coordination with Landscape Services.
This in-depth article looks at UT Austin's urban forest. According to Jim Carse, “A university’s landscape is more than a pretty flower or the shade of a live oak tree. It’s a functional asset that provides an immediate perspective as you enter campus. It forms the framework of the built environment."
The University of Texas at Austin’s main campus grounds are now nearly 100% organic. This makes the 431 acres the largest organic landscaping in the Texas capitol, providing visible ecosystem benefits and saving money.