WHC’s Corporate Wildlife Habitat International Certification Program recognizes programs that focus on wildlife habitat and biodiversity, as well as conservation education. Restoration, creation, protection and enhancement of habitat and individual species management are among the types of Wildlife at Work programs that qualify for accreditation. Certified environmental education programs, through WHC’s Corporate Lands for Learning program, include cooperative efforts with schools using corporate lands for outdoor classrooms, or involving employees in one-to-one mentoring with students.
WHC certification adds value to programs by providing third-party credibility and an objective evaluation of projects.
Certification criteria are stringent. Programs must demonstrate that programs have been active for at least one year with a management plan that lists goals, objectives and prescriptions and complete documentation of all programs.
The Certification Review Committee, a panel of WHC wildlife biologists and staff, reviews the materials for certification eligibility and recognizes deserving projects under an appropriate category. WHC offers two separate categories: Wildlife at Work certification and Corporate Lands for Learning (CLL) certification.