Wildlife Habitat Council

The Carbon-Sequestering Power of Soils

When you hear about atmospheric carbon levels, consider how the soil under our feet is so closely linked to the air above our heads.

A Breakthrough Discovery About White-Nose Syndrome

Finally, there is some hopeful news in the battle against white-nose syndrome! Last week a team of researchers from UC San Francisco and Brown University published a ground-breaking study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences about white-nose syndrome. This disease, which is caused by the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans, has devastated cave-dwelling bat […]

WHC & BGE Host Event for Local Middle Schoolers

The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) held an event for Patuxent Valley Middle School students in cooperation with Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) on April 8, 2015.  Three WHC employees and 12 BGE employees participated, along with 24 students, three teachers, and two parents.  The Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ Stream Challenge Grant supported the event, […]

Soils in All the Colors of the Rainbow

A rainbow of soil is under our feet; red as a barn and black as a peat. It’s yellow as lemon and white as the snow; bluish gray. So many colors below. Hidden in darkness as thick as the night; the only rainbow that can form without light. Dig you a pit, or bore you […]

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. […]

Get Outdoors this Spring with Citizen Science!

Now that it’s finally spring and things are warming up and beginning to grow, it’s a great time to get your employees and your local community engaged in outdoors activities as part of your corporate conservation program. One great way to do this is by participating in a citizen science project. Citizen science is scientific […]

The Soil is Alive!

This is the second in a series of blog posts about soil. We often think of soil as nothing more than “the dirt beneath your feet,” but soil is much more complex than that. There’s a whole other world of living creatures beneath our feet! Soils provide habitat for a rich, dynamic ecosystem for organisms ranging from […]

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 […]

Pheasants Forever’s Youth Pollinator Habitat Program Aims to Help the Birds, Bees and Butterflies

WHAT IS THE YOUTH POLLINATOR HABITAT PROGRAM? Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever’s  (QF) Youth Pollinator Habitat Program provides support to over 750 grassroots chapters and their partners across the country to engage youth groups, families and communities in establishing pollinator habitat projects. The program’s objectives are to increase awareness about declining pollinator populations, educate […]

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 […]
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