Conservation Conference 2018
November 13-14 | Hilton Baltimore

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Thirty years ago, five companies started a non-profit conservation organization to help preserve and enhance biodiversity on corporate lands. The 2018 Conservation Conference, Nov. 13-14, will serve as a culmination of a year-round celebration of our founding, our members and partners, the work we’ve accomplished to move biodiversity forward, and the positive impacts we’ve created.

At the Conservation Conference, we’re focused on discussions that are important for corporate conservation, employee engagement and community relations. Gain valuable information and strategies to face the issues and challenges of corporate biodiversity programs, and learn techniques and best practices for successful wildlife and habitat management.

Join us for our 30th anniversary celebration at our most special Conference yet.
Together, we will continue to make every act of conservation matter.

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Recognizing excellence in corporate conservation

Each year, we honor programs and projects that demonstrate excellence in the areas of wildlife habitat enhancement and restoration, and conservation education. 2018 WHC Awards nominees will be announced in September 2018. Awards are presented at the Conservation Conference on November 13-14, 2018. They include:

CORPORATE CONSERVATION LEADERSHIP AWARD
Our top award honors one company’s overall achievement in conservation efforts, and signifies an exemplary level of corporate commitment to biodiversity and conservation education, and meaningful alignments with global conservation objectives.

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AWARD
Presented to one organization, this award recognizes a company’s involvement in conservation through the sheer force of its employee teams who participate in its habitat and conservation education activities.

GOLD PROGRAM AWARD
This award recognized the overall depth of one exceptional program in the Gold Certified tier.

PROJECT AWARDS
Awarded to one of the highest-scoring projects in each theme.

Award nominees and winners are chosen from Conservation Certification applications submitted from July 16, 2017 – July 15, 2018. (Applications received after July 15, 2018 will be considered for the 2019 WHC Awards. Applications under appeal are not considered.)

CORPORATE CONSERVATION LEADERSHIP AWARD
Our top award honors one company’s overall achievement in conservation efforts, and signifies an exemplary level of corporate commitment to biodiversity and conservation education, and meaningful alignments with global conservation objectives.
Winner (Tie): Waste Management and Monsanto Company

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AWARD
Presented to one organization, this award recognizes a company’s involvement in conservation through the sheer force of its employee teams who participate in its habitat and conservation education activities.
Winner Freeport-McMoRan

GOLD PROGRAM AWARD
This award recognized the overall depth of one exceptional program in the Gold Certified tier.
Winner Freeport-McMoRan, PT Freeport Indonesia

PROJECT AWARDS
Awarded to one of the highest-scoring projects in each theme.

Avian Project Award
– BASF, Williamsburg
Winner General Motors, GM Lansing Delta Township Assembly Center
– Monsanto Company, World Headquarters

Awareness and Community Engagement Project Award
Winner CEMEX, Valles México
– General Motors, GM Vietnam Company Ltd.
– Oldcastle, Dufferin Aggregates Acton Quarry

Bats Project Award
Winner Freeport-McMoRan, Unidad de Producción Cerro Verde
– Fairmount Santrol, Maiden Rock
– LafargeHolcim, Onoway Aggregates – Onoway Wash Plant

Caves and Subterranean Habitats Award
Winner Fairmount Santrol, Maiden Rock

Desert Project Award
Winner Freeport-McMoran, Unidad de Producción Cerro Verde
– Toyota Motor North America, Toyota Arizona Proving Grounds

Forest Project Award
– Freeport-McMoRan, PTFI
– Marathon Petroleum, Marathon Gardens
Winner Monsanto Company, Molokai Site

Formal Learning Project Award
Indorama Ventures Xylenes & PTA LLC, Decatur
– Marathon Petroleum, Hutsonville School Nature Habitat
Winner Marathon Petroleum, Savage Branch Wildlife Reserve

Grasslands Project Award
Winner ITC, Transmission Line Right-of-Way at Chippewa Nature Center
– Michelin/Waste Management, Campground Natural Area
– Owens Corning, World Headquarters

Green Infrastructure Project Award
Winner American Transmission Company, ATC Headquarters
– General Motors, GM World Headquarters

Invasive Species Project Award
Winner American Transmission Company, ATC Headquarters
 Freeport-McMoRan, Unidad de Producción Cerro Verde
 General Motors, GM South Africa Struandale

Landscaping Project Award
– American Transmission Company, ATC Headquarters
– ExxonMobil, Irving HQ
Winner Waste Management, WM of PA – Bucks County Landfills

Mammals Project Award
– DTE Energy, W.C. Taggart Compressor Station
Winner Freeport-McMoRan, Unidad de Producción Cerro Verde

Marine Intertidal Project Award
– Boeing, Boeing Plant 2
Winner Freeport-McMoRan, PTFI

Other Habitats Project Award
– Exelon, BGE – Patuxent National Research Refuge ROW Partnership
Winner Freeport-McMoRan, PTFI
– General Motors, Quito

Other Species Project Award
– Freeport-McMoRan, Sociedad Contractual Minera El Abra
– Marathon Petroleum, Corporate Office Complex – Enon, Ohio
Winner Tennessee Valley Authority, Magnolia Combined Cycle Facility

Pollinators Project Award
– BASF, Williamsburg
– Oldcastle, Montpelier North Wildlife Habitat Site
Winner Waste Management, WM of PA – Bucks County Landfills

Remediation Project Award
– ExxonMobil, The Beede Waste Oil Superfund Site
Winner Kinder Morgan, Hartford Street Terminal

Reptiles and Amphibians Project Award
Winner Oldcastle, Dufferin Aggregates Acton Quarry
– Enbridge, Express Pipeline Hibernaculum
– Waste Management, Kirby Canyon Recycling and Disposal Facility

Species of Concern Project Award
Winner Fairmount Santrol, Maiden Rock
– Waste Management, Kirby Canyon Recycling and Disposal Facility

Training Project Award
– Freeport-McMoRan, Fort Madison Facility
Winner Freeport-McMoRan, PTFI
– General Motors, Rosario Plant

Wetlands and Water Bodies Project Award
– BP, Warm Springs Ponds
– Exelon, Morton Wetland
– Fairmount Santrol, Maiden Rock
Winner Oldcastle, Dufferin Aggregates Acton Quarry

Nominees are not announced for the Corporate Conservation Leadership Award, Employee Engagement Award and Gold Program Award. The winners were be awarded at the WHC Awards Dinner at the Conservation Conference on November 14. 

Award nominees and winners were chosen from Conservation Certification applications submitted from July 16, 2016 – July 15, 2017. (Applications received after July 15, 2017 will be considered for the 2018 WHC Awards. Applications under appeal are not considered.)

For more information, please contact Thelma Redick at tredick@wildlifehc.org

Coming this summer

Whether you are a manager new to corporate conservation or a seasoned sustainability executive, we’re creating a series of sessions designed with your priorities in mind – all relevant and timely to corporate conservation.

Corporate Series
Designed for corporate executives and conservation leaders with sustainability, biodiversity and budget goals in mind, this series of sessions will focus on corporate challenges and issues that affect a company’s reporting, conservation efforts, and employee and community relations.

Technical Series
Looking to take your program to the next level with additional conservation actions and alignments? Establishing, maintaining and reviewing credibility of your programs not only promotes biodiversity efforts, but will also yield a greater ROI. This series of sessions offers real-world solutions to enhancing conservation efforts.

Starter Series
If you are new to conservation, or just starting a new conservation project, consider our Starter Series – designed to educate and instruct attendees on basic corporate conservation goals, strategies and outcomes. You’ll walk away with tangible actions you can take back to your company for implementation.

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Download the 2018 Conservation Conference prospectus. Contact Daniel Litow at dlitow@wildlifehc.org, 240.247.0926 for more information.

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We’re Back at the Hilton Baltimore!

Hilton Baltimore
401 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

The Hilton Baltimore offers luxurious accommodations in the exciting Baltimore Inner Harbor district downtown, a prime business, historic and cultural district in Baltimore.

Reservations can be made online or by calling direct at 443-573-8700. Be sure to mention you’re attending the Wildlife Habitat Council 2018 Conservation Conference. Rooms are $229 per night and a one night deposit is required on all room reservations. (Deposit is fully refundable up to 72 hours prior to your reservation). WHC’s room block expires on October 15.

The hotel is attached via enclosed walkway to the Baltimore Convention Center and adjacent to Camden Yards. Just minutes away are the Hippodrome Theatre, University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins and M & T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens.

Area Attractions

Join us in Baltimore – a city with a rich, diverse history, culture and amenities that offer visitors a unique and positive experience. All of Baltimore’s major tourism assets, from the Convention Center and hotels, to restaurants, attractions and retail venues, are open for business and available for you to enjoy. The proud Baltimore residents who staff all of those venues are eager to share them with you. For more information visit www.baltimore.org.

Just a few of the many places to see in Baltimore during your visit:

  • Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
  • Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum
  • Baltimore Museum of Art
  • Baltimore Zoo
  • Camden Yards – home of the Baltimore Orioles, including Sports Legend Museum
  • Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum
  • Federal Hill
  • Fell’s Point
  • Fort McHenry National Monument
  • Gallery Shops at Harborplace
  • Inner Harbor
  • M&T Stadium – home of the Baltimore Ravens
  • National Aquarium
  • Maryland Science Center
  • Star Spangled Banner Flag House

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PRICING DEADLINES August 24
Biggest Savings!
August 25 – October 15  October 16 – November 13
Includes on-site registration
Member $600 $725 $850
Non-Member $675 $799 $925
Non-Profit, Government $375 $425 $475

Registration Policies
Registration includes five (5) meals, including the WHC Awards Dinner, and admission to all sessions. Registration is not final until payment has been received. Substitutions will be allowed. Refund Policy: 100% before August 1, 2018; 50% between August 1 and September 1, 2018; no refunds after September 1, 2018. All requests for substitutions and refunds must be made in writing to conservationconference@wildlifehc.org.