The Wildlife Habitat Council recently recognized 25 Lafarge sites around North America as part of the global effort to create and preserve wildlife habitats. Every year, the WHC issues certifications to facilities that have created new habitats and renews certifications for those facilities that continue to maintain their habitats.

“Working to preserve, protect and restore the native habitats in and around Lafarge facilities is one of our top priorities each year,” said Craig Campbell, vice president, environment and government affairs for Lafarge North America's Cement Division. “This award recognizes the hard work by our plants and employees to rebuild native forests expand prairie lands and provide safe habitats for many species of animals and plants to thrive on and near our property.

The certification program recognizes outstanding wildlife habitat management and environmental education efforts at corporate sites, and offers third-party validation of the benefits of such programs. Certification requirements are strict and require that sites apply for periodic renewal.   

For more information on the Wildlife Habitat Council's programs visit www.wildlifehc.org.