Vulcan Materials Company

Friendship Quarry

Buford, Georgia, United States

Certified through 2022

Project Name
Project Type
Eastern Bluebird
Avian
Water Fowl
Avian
About the Program
Friendship Quarry, a part of Vulcan Materials, is located in Buford, Georgia, approximately 40 miles northeast of Atlanta. A mixture of woods, roads and residential areas borders the quarry; this surrounding area has seen dramatic urbanization in recent decades, which has caused a decline in available habitat. In response, the quarry team manages on-site habitat, including a meadow, wetlands and a pond.

Practices and Impacts
  • Two wood duck boxes and a Canada goose nest platform are located at the on-site pond. The team maintains the boxes outside of breeding season and monitors them during breeding season. Sightings of woods ducks and Canada geese are recorded on monthly data sheets.
  • The team collects monitoring data during the breeding season for 17 bluebird boxes located around the quarry. In addition to monitoring, they replace old nest boxes and remove pests including wasps. There has been an increase in bluebird fledglings from 2019 to 2020, and nuthatches have used the boxes to successfully fledge young.

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