Argos USA Corporation
Meridian, Mississippi, United States
Certified through 2022
Bluebird nest boxes
About the Program
Argos USA Corporation’s Meridian Terminal is a cement and ready-mix concrete facility in northern Mississippi. The property houses a warehouse, office space, and five cement silos spanning across 3-acres of grassland habitat. Employees on site actively manage the southern area of the facility to provide nesting habitat for native bluebird species and utilize the remaining property to monitor and provide roosts for native bat species.
Practices and Impacts
- Several bluebird boxes were erected in 2014 to provide nesting and breeding habitat for native bluebird species on site. Employees monitor boxes monthly and maintain the boxes as needed. Several nesting boxes are used by native bluebirds every year.
- In 2018, two bat boxes were added to the site to improve habitat for native bat species and help to increase bat populations. The team monitors the bat boxes monthly for activity; however, the boxes do not yet indicate presence of the species.
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