Vulcan earns certification for conservation project

By |  March 17, 2017

Vulcan Materials Co. received certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) for its efforts to protect, enhance and monitor wildlife and habitat restoration projects at Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve.

According to Vulcan, the Vulcan-Ruffner Mountain Project is one of 44 Vulcan sites with WHC certifications across the country. The partnership began in 2002, and WHC first certified the program in 2003.

Vulcan and Ruffner actively manage 20 acres of the 1,038-acre nature preserve for eradication of invasive species. The team also works on habitat restoration by propagating native plants in an on-site greenhouse with raised seed beds for transplanting, Vulcan adds.

“The Vulcan-Ruffner Mountain Project is one of 177 programs recognized this year as meeting the strict requirements of WHC conservation certification,” says Margaret O’Gorman, president of WHC. “Companies and organizations achieving WHC conservation certification, like Vulcan and Ruffner Mountain, are environmental leaders voluntarily managing their lands to support sustainable ecosystems and the communities that surround them.”

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