ExxonMobil

Irving HQ

Irving, Texas, United States

Certified Gold through 2022

Project Name
Project Type
Wildlife at Work
Awareness & Community Engagement
About the Program
The ExxonMobil Irving Headquarters site is situated in Irving, Texas. Irving is located northwest of Dallas and is within the Trinity River floodplain. The site is a large campus with varied habitat types including ponds, grasslands and wooded areas. The area has been enhanced by pathways and seating to encourage employees to observe and enjoy their natural surroundings. On-site projects align with the City of Dallas Trinity River Corridor Project, which aims to provide contiguous native habitat for migratory avian species in the Central Flyway, within an otherwise densely populated urban environment. The Irving team also conducts an education and awareness project for its employees.

Practices and Impacts
  • The landscaped habitat project covers several acres and features native trees and flowering plants, managed to create an attractive entrance to the campus. It has seating areas and observation spots where employees may record observations using the iNaturalist app or by taking photographs which can be submitted and logged. The area serves as a pathway to other project sites.
  • Migratory birds are supported by the various natural habitats at the site, which is within the Central Flyway. Many species of birds have been observed to date.
  • The eastern bluebird project has added nesting boxes for the benefit of native cavity nesting birds, who face the threat of decreasing natural habitat. Natural cavities were also identified in snags and dead trees and are preserved for bird usage.
  • The invasive species project targets aggressively spreading plant species known to be detrimental to native plants in the area. Large expanses of the campus have been cleared to enable native plants to repopulate. Information on the project was shared with employees to increase community awareness.
  • The pollinators project makes use of grasslands and areas cleared of invasives, where native wildflowers can grow once again, to attract and support native pollinators. Employees are invited to photograph or document observations of pollinators.
  • To educate employees and encourage participation in citizen science, the team has hosted quarterly Lunch and Learn events on a variety of topics linked to the conservation work taking place at the site. The events have been well attended and help to spread awareness of local conservation topics.

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