New White Paper Studies the Environmental and Economic Benefits of Incorporating Conservation into a Remediation Process

SILVER SPRING, MD, APRIL 18, 2017 – Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) announces a new white paper available for download today, Transforming Remediation Sites into Conservation Assets — How Companies Leverage Business Needs for Positive Environmental Outcomes. The white paper is available for free at on our website.

This white paper demonstrates how companies involved in remediation are moving beyond meeting regulatory requirements and increasingly adopting conservation-based approaches to site cleanup and reuse. In doing so, they are not simply returning sites to their former states, but leveraging conservation to transform liabilities into ecological, community and corporate assets.

Transforming Remediation Sites into Conservation Assets highlights case studies of various strategies WHC members have taken in advancing biodiversity on cleanup sites to create wildlife habitat, support local conservation priorities, and build green spaces for the community. Case studies include:

  • Improving public perception: CSX Transportation
  • Using biodiversity restoration to reduce costs: Bridgestone Americas
  • Providing green spaces for education and recreation: Motorola Solutions
  • Managing a restricted site with an event-based approach: Chemours
  • Meeting community needs through site reuse: BASF

Sponsored by The Boeing Company, this white paper includes a foreword by Steve Shestag, Director, Environment, Environment, Health & Safety, The Boeing Company, in which he states, “In our pursuit of global environmental leadership, we champion the value of going above and beyond compliance. Put quite simply, our goal is to leave places better than we found them.”

Wildlife Habitat Council thanks The Boeing Company for their sponsorship of this white paper.

About Wildlife Habitat Council

Wildlife Habitat Council promotes and certifies habitat conservation and management on corporate lands through partnerships and education. WHC programs take corporate sustainability goals and objectives and translate them into tangible and measurable on-the-ground actions. Through a focus on building collaboration for conservation with corporate employees, other conservation organizations, government agencies and community members, WHC programs focus on healthy ecosystems and connected communities. WHC-assisted wildlife habitat and conservation education programs are found in 48 states and 17 countries.


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