Partners, decision-makers and stakeholders

The design of Conservation Certification was based on three tenets: the need to be accessible and credible coupled with the ability to drive change. External stakeholders and partners contribute to the credibility of the standard and provide assurance that what we are recognizing aligns with global conservation and education priorities. Stakeholders who informed the standard are listed in the Project Guidance documents.

Decisions made on structure and content of Conservation Certification will soon be available on this website.

WHC has many partners with whom it works on conservation and education projects worldwide. We have current MOUs with the following groups:

  • Bat Conservation International
  • Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
  • Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council
  • IVM Partners
  • National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
  • National Wild Turkey Federation
  • Pollinator Partnership
  • The Stewardship Network
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

WHC has representatives on the following board or committees:

  • Biodiversity Metrics Advancement Workgroup
  • Calumet Stewardship Initiative
  • Citizens Advisory for the Remediation of the Environment
  • Environmental Concerns in Right-of-Way Management
  • North American Pollinator Protection Campaign
  • Right-of-Way Stewardship Committee
  • Stewardship Action Council