The responsible stewardship and sustainable development of UF’s facilities and land resources is guided largely by the Campus Master Plan. This plan addresses on-campus development that may have impact on public facilities and/or natural resources as well as off-campus development that may have impact on university facilities and/or natural resources. This plan, as well as other initiatives, inform sustainability policies and practices when it comes to managing land and natural resources at UF.
By promoting native plants, limiting the use of pesticides, and developing educational programs, UF benefits from beautiful landscaping that reduces the need for irrigation and chemical applications. UF’s commitment to environmentally responsible landscape management is outlined in various elements of the Campus Master Plan (adopted in 2020).