|Organization||Subsidiary||Program Name||Certification Tier||State / Province||Country||Certified Through|
|Vulcan Materials Company||Gold Hill Quarry||Certified Gold||2021|
|Project Type||Project Name|
|Wetlands and Water Bodies||Shafer and Entrance Ponds|
Introduction:Vulcan Materials Company's Gold Hill Quarry site encompasses 400 acres in Gold Hill, North Carolina, about an hour northeast of Charlotte. The site functions as a quarry for construction materials. The habitat includes many native plant species, including habitat for native avian species. It also features a wetland area with plentiful wildlife. The site is home to native osprey, wood ducks and eastern bluebirds who utilize the habitat and provided nesting areas as migratory stopovers and annual breeding grounds. Practices and Impacts:- The team is committed to support of native avian species, specifically osprey, wood ducks and eastern bluebirds. Natural avian habitats and constructed nesting boxes are actively managed to supportn avian population growth and encourage continual utlization of the site for annual breeding. The team develops and maintains adaptive strategies for implementing their Bird Population Enhancement Project. - The team sustains regular nesting populations of osprey, wood ducks and eastern bluebirds on an annual basis. The team has successfully protected native avian species from common predators and encouraged growth of the avian populations. - The team maintained steady osprey nesting acitivity since 2012.- The team installed several wood duck boxes throughout their 2-acre wetland habitat, with plentiful food resources for the wood ducks. The surrounding terrestrial habitat was also recently seeded with millet, soy bean and fescue to provide additional food for the wood ducks. The team maintained steady wood duck inhabitation since boxes were installed in 2008. - The team worked with South Piedmont Delta Waterfowl to plan and implement the replacement of several wood duck boxes on the site. This has contributed to education of the community around wood duck habitats and conservation of the species.