2023 WHC Awards Introduced at WHC Conservation Convention


BETHESDA, MD, JUNE 21, 2023 – Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) introduced the winners of its 2023 WHC Awards through the WHC Conservation Convention held in Baltimore, Maryland, on June 20-21. The WHC Awards honor excellence in company conservation, with awardees representing varied nationwide and worldwide firms throughout industries.

The 12 months’s prime awards, signifying management in conservation, have been received by Freeport-McMoRan, WM and Matador Ranch & Cattle.

“We’re proud to acknowledge the wonderful achievements of this 12 months’s WHC award winners, together with Freeport-McMoRan, WM and Matador Ranch & Cattle,” mentioned Margaret O’Gorman, President, WHC. “The entire award recipients have demonstrated excellence in company conservation, and we’re honored to work alongside them to help biodiversity, sustainability and conservation training.”

The Worker Engagement Award, given to WM, acknowledges the exemplary contributions of 1 firm’s staff in direction of their habitat and conservation training efforts.

The 2023 Gold Program of the Yr Award, which honors the general depth of 1 conservation program, was awarded to Matador Ranch & Cattle for its Beaverhead Ranch web site in Dillon, Montana.

Freeport-McMoRan acquired this 12 months’s Company Conservation Management Award, which acknowledges one firm’s general achievement in conservation and commends their company dedication to biodiversity, conservation training and alignment with world conservation aims.

Along with these company and program-level awards, particular person tasks are acknowledged for excellence in every of the WHC Undertaking Steering themes. This award class gives tasks of all sizes the flexibility to compete for recognition.

Freeport-McMoRan was the 12 months’s most honored firm, receiving the WHC Company Conservation Management Award in addition to three undertaking awards (Bats, Formal Studying and Species of Concern) recognizing their conservation and training work in Arizona and New Mexico.

The next is an entire listing of 2023 WHC Award Winners:

WHC Company Conservation Management Award

WHC Worker Engagement Award

WHC Gold Program of the Yr Award
Matador Ranch & Cattle, Beaverhead Ranch | Dillon, Montana

Avian Undertaking Award
BP, Heat Springs Ponds  |  Butte, Montana

Consciousness and Neighborhood Engagement Undertaking Award
Summit Supplies, Hamm Sanitary Landfill  |  Perry, Kansas

Bats Undertaking Award
Freeport-McMoRan, Cyprus Tohono Company  Casa Grande, Arizona

Desert Undertaking Award
CEMEX, El Carmen Nature Reserve  Coahuila, Mexico

Forests Undertaking Award
SIBELCO, Unidade Jaguaruna  Santa Catarina, Brazil

Formal Studying Undertaking Award
Freeport-McMoRan, Port Nickel  Phoenix, Arizona

Grasslands Undertaking Award
WM, Kirby Canyon Recycling and Disposal Facility  San Jose, California

Inexperienced Infrastructure Undertaking Award
Davey Useful resource Group, WSSI Native Habitat  Gainesville, Virginia

Invasive Species Undertaking Award
California Sources Firm, Bolsa Chica Wetlands Ecosystem Partnership  Huntington Seaside, California

Invasive Species Coordinated Approaches Undertaking
Matador Ranch & Cattle, Beaverhead Ranch  Dillon, Montana

Land Conservation Agreements Undertaking Award
Boeing, Boeing South Carolina – Keystone/Fairlawn Undertaking  North Charleston, South Carolina

Landscaped Undertaking Award
DuPont, Experimental Station Laboratories  Wilmington, Delaware

Mammals Undertaking Award
MEG Vitality Company, Christina Lake Regional Undertaking  Alberta, Canada

Marine Intertidal Undertaking Award
The Earth Lab, The Earth Lab – Ejido Sisal  Distrito Federal, Mexico

Different Habitats Undertaking Award
Common Motors, Quito  Pichincha, Ecuador

Different Species Undertaking Award
Ontario Energy Technology, Ontario Energy Technology Wesleyville Website  Ontario, Canada

Pollinators Undertaking Award
Constellation, James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Energy Plant  Oswego, New York

Remediation Undertaking Award
Ashland, Analysis Heart, DE  Wilmington, Delaware

Reptiles and Amphibians Undertaking Award
BP, Heat Springs Ponds  Butte, Montana

Rocky Areas Undertaking Award
Exelon, Goat Hill Serpentine Barrens Restoration  Nottingham, Pennsylvania

Species of Concern Undertaking Award
Freeport-McMoRan, Tyrone  Tyrone, New Mexico

Coaching Undertaking Award
ITC Holdings, ITC Transmission Line Proper-of-Approach at Tomlinson Arboretum  Clinton Twp., Michigan

Wetlands and Water Our bodies Undertaking Award
Ontario Energy Technology, Ontario Energy Technology Wesleyville Website  Ontario, Canada

Award finalists and winners have been chosen from Conservation Certification purposes submitted between January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022 that have been granted certification. Data on award standards may be discovered right here.

About WHC

For 35 years, WHC has been selling and certifying ecological stewardship motion on company lands by way of partnerships and training. Since solely 10-15% of the world’s land floor is protected, non-public lands present a vital alternative for restoring and defending biodiversity. As the one worldwide conservation NGO targeted solely on the non-public sector, WHC supplies a framework for voluntary conservation motion on all kinds of company lands. WHC’s company members symbolize a number of the main nationwide and multinational companies searching for to help sustainable ecosystems and the communities that encompass them. These efforts have resulted in additional than 1,000 licensed applications throughout 47 states and 28 nations.


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