Vulcan Materials Company
Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
Certified through 2022
About the Program
Vulcan Materials Company is a supplier and distributor of construction materials. It offers construction aggregates, including gravel, sand and crushed stone. The Hendersonville Quarry includes a 30-acre forest on the site, and is about 25 miles south of Asheville, NC. Hendersonville offers trails with staff-guided tours, and a 1,200-square-foot learning center. Vulcan Hendersonville is implementing a qualifying project in Species – Avian – Songbirds. The project targets Carolina chickadees, Carolina wrens, eastern bluebirds, and American robins. The conservation objective is to provide a safe environment for the birds to nest, to show the community that industry and wildlife can coexist and promote the growth of the avian population in the area. Employees are engaged in monitoring and maintenance of nest boxes and learning.
Practices and Impacts
- 15 birdboxes on the site receive regular inspection and repairs if needed. 3 new bird boxes were built to replace existing boxes that were deteriorating.
- The Team constructed brush piles within the forest area to provide cover for the birds and other small animals.
- The Team conducts nest box monitoring once a week from April through October and data is recorded on monitoring forms.
- Monitoring results show the presence of target species.
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