US building materials company, Vulcan Materials Company, has received certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) for its efforts to protect, enhance, and monitor wildlife and habitat restoration projects at Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve.
Ruffner Mountain is a privately held urban nature preserve in the heart of Birmingham, Alabama, covering 1038 acres.
The Vulcan-Ruffner Mountain Project is one of 44 other Vulcan sites with WHC certifications across the US. The partnership began in 2002, when the employees of Vulcan’s corporate headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama, began volunteering at the preserve.
To earn conservation certification, the Vulcan-Ruffner team manages 20 acres of the site, removing invasive species and propagating native plants in an onsite greenhouse. The team also manages and monitors populations or cavity-nesting birds.
“The partnership we share with Vulcan Materials is essential to advance out efforts in restoring the natural mountain ecology of Ruffner Mountain,” said Ruffner Mountain’s Land Conservation Manager, Jamie Nobles.
Vulcan Materials is the largest producer of construction aggregates in the US. It also supplies asphalt, concrete and calcium to the US construction market. In 2016, the company reported revenues of US$3.59 billion.
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