Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

Industrial Excess Landfill

Uniontown, Ohio, United States

Certified Silver through 2022

Project Name
Project Type
meadow
Grassland
eastern bluebird
Avian
bat houses
Bats
invasive species management
Invasive Species
Screech Owl Nesting Boxes
Avian
About the Program
The Industrial Excess Landfill in Uniontown Ohio was originally comprised of barren sand and gravel. With the goal of natural revegetation, Bridgestone Americas has gone above and beyond to provide a wide variety of habitat throughout the site. Since its inception in 2004, approximately 29 acres have been managed to increase the forested area (29 acres), to maintain a meadow habitat (1 acre) and controlled for invasive species (20 acres of active prevention). Nesting boxes were also installed in the past several years to attract native songbirds and owl species.

Practices and Impacts
  • Given the main focus of revegetation and the goal of creating a greenspace to blend in to the local community, native species were planted on this site back in 2004. The site has been actively maintained and monitored to ensure native species are thriving in the 29 acres of forested area on the site.
  • A one-mile meadow has been maintained by mowing, hand-weeding and weed-whacking to promote local pollinator species and add to the overall biodiversity of the site.
  • To promote native species growth throughout the site, the site is actively monitored and managed by removing any invasive species that might choke out the native ones.  Invasive species are removed with herbicides or by chemical means and these areas are replanted with native species. The result is a site mainly comprised of native species.
  • Eastern bluebird nesting boxes were installed in 2004 and have been maintained and monitored ever since. By installing these boxes in the maintained meadows, the hope was to attract Eastern bluebirds, house wrens and tree swallows by providing artificial nesting boxes for these cavity nesters.
  • Bat roosting boxes were installed in 2005 and have been monitored for activity quarterly with the goal of attracting any of the six native bat species to Ohio.
  • In 2019 the newest addition to the site came in the form of screech owl nesting boxes. These boxes are monitored and placed far apart from each other to maximize use by either eastern screech owls or American kestrels.

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