2015 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2015 International Conservation Award winners and finalists. These programs, made possible by dedicated members, volunteers and partners, demonstrate excellence in the areas of wildlife habitat enhancement and restoration, and conservation education. Award winners and finalists show that employing exemplary practices and approaches to protecting natural resources and environment also promotes significant economic benefits.

Conservation Education Award

  • Chevron
  • Winner! Koch Industries
  • Monsanto Company
  • PPG Industries, Inc.

Corporate Habitat of the Year

  • ITC Holding, ITC Corporate Headquarters
  • Winner! Marathon Oil Company, Rocky Mountain Operations: Environmental Stewardship Program
  • Chester County Solid Waste Authority, Lanchester Landfill
  • Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, Creswell/Frey Farm Landfill

Corporate Lands for Learning of the Year

  • Chevron, Chevron Cincinnati Facility
  • INVISTA, Victoria Site
  • Winner! Waste Management, High Acres Landfill and Recycling Center

Rookie of the Year

  • Motorola Solutions, Inc., NGTF Habitat
  • Winner! CSX Transportation, Raleigh Street Superfund Site
  • Kinder Morgan, Hartford Street Terminal

Corporate Lands for Learning Rookie of the Year

  • CEMEX, Lyons Cement Plant
  • Winner! Chester County Solid Waste Authority, Lanchester Landfill

Community Partner of the Year

  • Elaine Pardoe – CLEER
    Nominated by Exelon Corporation. Baltimore Gas & Electric Company, BGE Rights-of-Way Environmental Stewardship Program
  • Kellie Courtney
    Nominated by CEMEX, CEMEX Construction Materials South, LLC, Lyons Cement Plant
  • Winner! Mequon Nature Preserve
    Nominated by Waste Management, Orchard Ridge Recycling and Disposal Facility

Bat Conservation Action Award

  • Winner! Freeport-McMoRan Inc., Morenci Mine
  • ITC Holdings, ITC Corporate Headquarters
  • Lafarge, Onoway Aggregates – Onoway Wash Plant

NAPPC/WHC Pollinator Advocate Award

  • American Electric Power, Flint Creek Power Plant
  • Exelon Corporation, BGE Rights-of-Way Environmental Stewardship Program
  • Fairmount Santrol, Wexford Sand
  • Freeport-McMoRan Inc., Freeport-McMoran Miami, Inc.
  • Winner! ITC Holdings, ITC Corporate Headquarters
  • Kinder Morgan, Hartford Street Terminal
  • Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Palestine Neal Pit
  • Motorola Solutions, Inc., NGTF Habitat
  • Ricoh Americas Corporation, West Caldwell Office
  • The Boeing Company, Pollinator Prairie
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Georgetown
  • Waste Management, City of Hamilton – Glanbrook Landfill

Prairies for Tomorrow Award

  • CEMEX, Lyons Cement Plant
  • Continental Cement Company, Davenport Plant Wildlife Restoration Areas
  • Exelon Corporation, BGE Rights-of-Way Environmental Stewardship Program
  • Winner! Monsanto Company, Muscatine Plant

Upland Wildlife Management Award

  • Chemours, Fayetteville Works
  • Lafarge, Lafarge Presque Isle Quarry
  • Marathon Oil Company, Rocky Mountain Operations: Environmental Stewardship Program
  • Winner! Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Vogtle Electric Generating Plant

Wings over Wetlands Award

  • Continental Cement Company, Davenport Plant Wildlife Restoration Areas
  • General Motors Company, General Motors Spring Hill Manufacturing
  • Winner! Occidental Petroleum Corporation, OXY/Glenn Springs Holdings – Montague Site
  • Oldcastle Materials, Ostrander Wildlife Site

Conservation Education Award
The Conservation Education Award recognizes a corporate member which has a history of striving for excellence in Conservation Education and Outreach. Different than other recognition levels, this award honors not a single program, but rather an entire organization, for its combined efforts in providing educational experiences, access to quality education opportunities, and the opportunity to experience personal contact with the natural world to its employees and the surrounding community.

Corporate Habitat of the Year
The Corporate Habitat of the Year award recognizes a corporate program for its outstanding environmental stewardship and voluntary employee efforts. Only programs that have been previously certified and are currently applying for Wildlife at Work recertification are considered for the Corporate Habitat of the Year award.

Corporate Lands for Learning of the Year
The Corporate Lands for Learning of the Year award is designed to recognize a program for outstanding environmental education, stewardship and voluntary employee efforts. Only programs that have been previously certified and are currently applying for Corporate Lands for Learning recertification are considered for the Corporate Lands for Learning of the Year award.

Corporate Lands for Learning Rookie of the Year
The Corporate Lands for Learning Rookie of the Year award is designed to recognize a CLL program for outstanding conservation education, stewardship and voluntary employee efforts. Only programs that are applying for initial Corporate Lands for Learning certification are considered for this award.

Rookie of the Year
The Rookie of the Year award recognizes a corporate program for its outstanding environmental stewardship and voluntary employee efforts. Only programs that are first-time certified are considered for Rookie of the Year.

Community Partner of the Year
The Community Partner of the Year award is given to one organization or individual for making a significant contribution and lasting impact on a corporate site’s wildlife habitat enhancement programs through hands on environmental awareness and enhancement activities.