Start A New Program

We can help you build a corporate conservation program that will benefit your company, employees and community. Here are the things you can do to get started.

  • Get buy-in from stakeholders
  • Assemble a team
  • Set conservation goals
  • Assess resources
  • Select a project

WHC Project Guidances are a great resource to help you through your conservation project, from the initial design phase to the application process. Browse the Project Guidances.

View our Program Checklist with a detailed list of suggested steps to take to start and maintain a program.

Learn from what others have done. Browse Corporate Conservation Success Stories.

The WHC Conservation Strategy and Planning team can help you build a successful program by identifying needs, recommending projects, making connections with partners and resources, and providing strategies that meet business and conservation goals. Here’s how we can help:

  • Assess and evaluate your properties and habitats
  • Identify suitable biodiversity and education projects
  • Customized training through WHC Conservation Academy
  • Determine conservation goals
  • Develop education curricula
  • Identify potential partners and technical experts
  • Provide methods for engaging stakeholders

Consider a strategic approach to corporate conservation at both the corporate and site level. View Corporate Services.

Contact WHC to speak with a Conservation Specialist.

WHC’s certification program, Conservation Certification, is built on best practices of global recognition programs, reflects contemporary conservation efforts, and aligns our collective works with the future of biodiversity not only in the United States but across the globe. Conservation Certification:

  • Recognizes meaningful wildlife habitat management and conservation education programs
  • Provides third-party credibility and an objective evaluation.
  • Helps companies demonstrate a long-term commitment to managing quality habitat for wildlife, conservation education and community outreach initiatives.

As you design and implement your project, keep in mind that in order for a project to qualify toward Conservation Certification, you must be able to answer “yes” to five questions:

  1. Is the project locally appropriate?
  2. Does it have a stated conservation or education objective?
  3. Does it provide value or benefit to the natural community?
  4. Have outcomes been measured and is there supporting documentation?
  5. Does it exceed any pertinent regulatory requirements?

Learn more about WHC Conservation Certification.

Contact the Certification team.

Need assistance to start a new program? Contact us today.