Facility Earns Species of Concern Project Award
The Vulcan Calica, Mexico facility was awarded the Species of Concern Project Award by the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC). The plant nursery at Calica was created 26 years ago with assistance from the local community. Their goal was to collect and protect native plant species.
To qualify for the WHC award in 2016, the team at Calica worked on a lengthy and careful process, beginning with the identification and classification, and at times relocation, of plants. In total, there are 22 different native plant species in the nursery – four of which are endangered. Those endangered plant species include Cedro, Palma Chit, Palma Kuka and Palma Nacach.
The Species of Concern Project Award honors excellence in corporate conservation. To be considered for this WHC award, applicants must prove a commitment to long-term or permanent protection. Extensive data collection about the target species during monitoring must also be submitted.
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The people of Calica Quarry grow and cultivate thousands of native trees and plants for annual donation to the community’s schools, parks and municipalities.