Wildlife Blog

Swap Your Lawn Mower for a Goat: The Benefits of Grazing

For corporate landowners, vegetation maintenance is a near-constant need. It can be time-consuming, costly and environmentally harmful to maintain the grass and vegetation at a corporate facility. Depending on the acreage of the site and the frequency of mowing, professional lawn care services can cost anywhere from $150 to upwards of $700 — and even […]
Jorge Calderón Trueba, Jorge Calderón Álvarez, and Sara Cook onstage during the session

The Earth Lab’s Community-First Approach – A Conservation Conference Recap

What is a community-first approach to environmental action? What are the challenges and considerations of partnering with local communities? How can diversity, equity and inclusion be incorporated into these approaches? These are the questions that Jorge Calderón Trueba and Jorge Calderón Álvarez answered during their Breakfast Briefing session on Day Two of the 2022 WHC […]

5 Creative Ways to Reuse Invasive Species

You may be surprised to learn how many plants and animals you see every day are actually invasive species – non-native organisms that overtake an area and make it uninhabitable for native species. For example, Japanese honeysuckle, English ivy and European starlings are all common invasive species. They may be ubiquitous, but these invasive species, […]

Restoring Eden in our Communities with Edible Forests – A Conservation Conference Recap

On June 14-15, WHC welcomed over 400 attendees to our first in-person WHC Conservation Conference since 2019, and our first-ever conference held in Detroit, Michigan. During these two days, sustainability and conservation professionals shared their expertise on topics ranging from climate resiliency and remediation to environmental education and stakeholder engagement.  Naim Edwards kicked off the […]

Breathing Life into Engineering: An Introduction to Green Infrastructure

As climate change and other environmental crises escalate worldwide, individuals, businesses and communities everywhere are exploring ways to adapt to these challenges. While some are focused on solving these problems through technological advances, many others are looking to nature for inspiration, and with good reason: from bumblebees that developed long tongues to drink from tubular blooms to cacti that evolved to store water, the natural world has much to […]

Corridors of Community: WHC and partners secure funding for alley activations in Detroit

After a decades-long hiatus, the city of Detroit is reinvesting in its alleyways, creating new opportunities for economic, environmental and social progress. Recognizing the potential for these alleys to foster biodiversity, community-building and climate resilience, WHC and a group of Detroit-based partners have initiated, and recently secured a new source of funding for a locally focused alley activation project.  The $50,000 award was secured through the Thriving Cities Challenge, which was hosted by the Salazar Center […]

Structured Lessons, Boundless Benefits – How Lannon Stone is using WHC Curricula to Create Memorable Field Trips

The Impact of Field Trips  Many of us can recall a pivotal field trip from our youth. Perhaps after observing tadpoles swimming in the creek, the lifecycle diagrams in your biology textbook suddenly made sense. Maybe a site tour given by an engineer or EHS professional even shaped your career path to this day.    Field trips offer proven benefits for children, inspiring life-long intellectual curiosity and contributing to higher scores on science exams, particularly among underserved students. Field […]

Discovering, Teaching and Cycling through the Diversity of Birds — A Conservation Conference Recap

Keynote Dr. Scott Edwards talks about how on-the-ground interactions, from the international research trips he’s led for students to his own cross-country bike trip, have helped promote a culture of unity, inclusion and respect for biodiversity.  

4 Ways that Noise Pollution Can Impact Wildlife (and 4 Ways to Help)

Since many animals rely on their sense of sound for survival, they are particularly vulnerable to the problems that noise pollution can cause. Learn about these impacts and how to help.

Together, WHC and The Earth Lab Will Cross New Frontiers

WHC is joining forces with The Earth Lab, a Mexico City-based consulting group that specializes in the development and third-party certification of environmental projects. The new partnership aims to supercharge the environmental work that both groups are already doing throughout the Americas.
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