Office of General Services

New York State Office of General Services

Conserving Natural Resources

Sustainable Landscaping  

New York State agencies and authorities own or lease a significant percentage of the 31,106,541 acres in New York State. In a natural condition, the environment performs critical, life-supporting functions, such as controlling floodwater, moderating temperature and wind, and providing wildlife habitat. However, human development can interrupt our natural systems. Sustainable landscape design and best practice helps reduce the state's carbon footprint and balances the effect of urban development. Learn more:

Sustainable Landscaping

Pollinator Protection  

New York State is home of more than 450 wild pollinator species, including bees, birds and other insects, that support not only pollination needs for commercial crops, but also the biodiversity in our environment. Learn more about how state facilities can support and protect pollinators by providing a diversity of native, non-invasive flowering plant and tree species, habitat necessary for nesting and minimizing the health stressors:

Pollinator Protection


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