Our Work

Our Work

Facebook Public Trail and Sustainable Habitat Improvements

Facebook Public Trail and Sustainable Habitat Improvements

H. T. Harvey & Associates has worked for Facebook on projects on both its current and newly-planned campuses. These Menlo Park sites are located next to parts of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project. We worked with Facebook to help fulfill these ecological goals:

  • Promote interaction with the surrounding wildlands and create conditions for responsible stewardship
  • Promote survival of native wildlife species
  • Maintain or enhance biodiversity within the development and in the surrounding wildlands
  • Maintain or enhance ecosystems and processes

 

Our work included:

  • Improving public access, trail amenities and ecological interpretation along a shoreline trail surrounding the campus
  • Creating a native tree master plan which is used to evaluate the current and proposed ecological values of projects they undertake
  • Converting turf to native oak habitat
  • Landscaping parking lot and building entryways to improve storm water function with passive systems such as pervious paving
  • Planting sustainable native plants to improve habitat and increase wildlife use
  • Providing ecological assistance on an unprecedented 9-acre California native plant green roof project.
  • Incorporating innovative native planting and building features to complement the building complex designed by Frank Gehry.

Our multidisciplinary team of landscape architects, ecologists, and biologists led the efforts to plan, design, and implement these innovative projects, and steward them through the permitting process, ensuring the project met requirements for special-status wildlife species.