ExxonMobil Houston Campus

Project #: 247685  –   Updated: November 25, 2015

Project Summary

ExxonMobil’s Houston campus is a 385-acre site located in Spring, Texas, inside the Spring Creek watershed of northern Harris County. The location is presently under development for 20 state-of-the-art office and specialty buildings that are designed to meet high standards of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. Approximately 195 acres of the campus’s grounds serve as wildlife habitat. Habitats include upland, ravine forest, riparian zones, swamp forest, managed terrestrial landscape, and two constructed lakes.

Between 2010 and 2014, the company completed surveys to identify...

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Location (by county):
Harris County (TX)

Watersheds:
Spring

Congressional Districts:
TX District 08

Bird Conservation Regions:
West Gulf Coastal Plain/Ouachitas

USFWS Regions:
Southwest Region

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Full Project Description

ExxonMobil’s Houston campus is a 385-acre site located in Spring, Texas, inside the Spring Creek watershed of northern Harris County. The location is presently under development for 20 state-of-the-art office and specialty buildings that are designed to meet high standards of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. Approximately 195 acres of the campus’s grounds serve as wildlife habitat. Habitats include upland, ravine forest, riparian zones, swamp forest, managed terrestrial landscape, and two constructed lakes.

Between 2010 and 2014, the company completed surveys to identify the plant species on-site. A total of 343 ecologically valuable trees were identified, including a 150-200 year-old majestic Shumard Oak. Some 213 of these trees were preserved in place. The remaining 130 trees were moved by professional arborists to other locations within the campus and are undergoing monitoring and care to ensure their continued health. Transplanted species include Red Oak, Winged Elm, and Southern Red Oak, while preserved in place trees include Sycamore, White Mulberry, and Pine.

In 2012, the company commenced construction of two lakes with zoned, native Texas vegetation planted along the margins. Vegetation zones include fringe wetland, sloped grassland, and upland forest. Ongoing monitoring programs are focusing on the presence of bird species, and detection of non-native, invasive plant species.

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ExxonMobil
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