certification

The Christmas Bird Count Tradition and How It Can Work for Your WHC Program

The Christmas Bird Count is a long-standing tradition that has been observed by birders since Christmas Day in 1900. From December 14th through January 5th, tens of thousands of volunteers collect data to help conservationists study the long-term health and status of bird populations across North America. For more than 40 years, DTE Energy’s Monroe […]

Setting the New Standard: Aligning Conservation Goals with Existing Priorities

This is the seventh in a series of monthly blog posts exploring the development of a new standard in corporate conservation certification.

Setting the New Standard: Supported Approaches Empower Success

This is the fifth in a series of monthly blog posts exploring the development of a new standard in corporate conservation certification. It is a widely-held belief that a clinical distance must be maintained between the certifier and the certified, that one body should be the keeper of the standard and the other should be the […]

Setting the New Standard: Transparency Matters

This is the fourth in a series of monthly blog posts exploring the development of a new standard in corporate conservation certification. In “Learning Through Disclosure,” an essay in Transparency in Global Environmental Governance, Graeme Auld and Lars Gulbrandsen show how two types of transparency—procedural transparency and outcome transparency—can impact the legitimacy of a recognition program. […]

Setting the New Standard: Scalability is Imperative for Accessibility

This is the third in a series of monthly blog posts exploring the development of a new standard in corporate conservation certification. In previous posts we have outlined the defining tenets of an effective Voluntary Sustainability Standard (VSS) that will encourage broad adoption and ultimately increase conservation on corporate lands. These tenets are accessibility, credibility […]

2015 Huron to Erie Habitat Celebration

The Wildlife Habitat Council’s regional Huron to Erie Habitat Celebration is coming up June 4, 2015. This year, attendees will have a chance to explore the 2014 Seedling Corporate Habitat of the Year at General Motors Company’s  GM Milford Proving Ground. The event will honor the achievements of 16 corporate wildlife and education teams from 4 […]

Spring Tip: Melting Snow Reveals Potential Rain Gardens

The approach of warmer weather and the melting of winter’s snow provide a unique opportunity to determine a potential location for a rain garden. Those low areas of the lawn that tend to hold onto the snow and stay wet the longest are ideal places to plant some water-loving native plants. Rain gardens are a […]

Connecting to Enhance WHC Certification

In early February, the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) convened an impressive group of stakeholders to kick-start the design phase of an enhanced certification program that, when launched, will incorporate contemporary conservation and education initiatives to ensure and incentivize the best conservation projects and education programs across WHC’s membership. This meeting was attended by representatives from […]