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Projects are based in habitats and can include species management, education and/or additional considerations like protected status or remediation. See the list of possible projects below.
Caves and Subterranean
Species Management Projects:
Reptiles and Amphibians
Other Species Management
Education and Awareness Projects:
Awareness and Community Engagement
Other Education and Awareness
Other Options Projects:
Integrated Vegetation Management
Land Conservation Agreements*
Species of Concern*
Invasive Species – Coordinated Approaches*
* These “Other Options” projects alone will not qualify a program for Conservation Certification. In order to qualify for Conservation Certification, these “Other Options” projects must be accompanied by at least one qualifying habitat, species, or education project.
For more information about projects, view the Project Guidances.
For a project to qualify toward Conservation Certification, you must be able to answer “yes” to five questions.
WHC Project Guidances can be used to design and implement a robust conservation program according to certification requirements.
Documentation may be required in the application, so be sure to have your materials available. You may upload them to the Conservation Certification website at any time, save your work and come back to your application to add more documentation.
When you are ready to apply online, don’t worry if you don’t have everything, you can save your work and come back to your application at any time.Log In to Conservation Certification