AGC and Ashland LLC combined conservation and corporate sustainability goals with environmental remediation efforts at the Ashland Research Center in Wilmington, Delaware by participating in the Wildlife at Work program through the Wildlife Habitat Council (www.wildlifehc.org). The Wildlife Habitat Council is nationally recognized and promotes habitat conservation and management on corporate lands.
The Research Center has participated in the Wildlife at Work program from 2014 to the present. The initial conservation project restored 2.3 acres of grassland habitat and provided nesting sites for birds and ducks at and around a closed landfill. Since restoration of the landfill and surrounding area, significant improvements have occurred in vegetation, and avian and mammalian species. Commonly seen avian species include ground-nesting birds (i.e. Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird and Indigo Bunting), box-nesting birds (i.e. House Wren, Carolina Wren, Carolina Chickadee and Eastern Bluebird), ducks, and bald eagles, as well as other native wildlife. Surveys have also observed several avian species included in Delaware’s Wildlife Species of Greatest Conservation Need list including Warbling Vireo, Bank Swallow, and Chimney Swift. Public engagement occurs via announcements by Wilmington and Western Railroad during their train tours near the grassland habitat. Advanced GeoServices and Ashland are continuing to implement the program and endeavor for continued success with supporting biodiversity and avian habitat.
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