We are honored to have achieved Gold Tier certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC)for our conservation work in Colorado.
The WHC’s certification program is the only voluntary sustainability standard designed for broad-based biodiversity enhancement and conservation education activities on corporate landholdings. Climax has engaged in several projects to increase biodiversity and reclaim and protect lands including the protection of the state endangered Boreal Toad and bee apiary developments local to our properties.
Climax is also actively developing new wetland areas within its property boundary. Each of these projects involves close coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to ensure the proper design, functionality, and long-term sustainability of the wetland. Wetlands are constructed by replicating the conditions that are found naturally. Constructed wetlands use native soil and plants that are grown by nurseries or transplanted from natural wetland areas and are designed with a consistent water source to ensure plant survival and proper soil development over time.
Climax’s work with the WHC supports programs to enhance biodiversity and provides unique benefits for the environment and communities.