Calumet Stewardship Initiative

Wildlife Habitat Council

The Wildlife Habitat Council is a nonprofit, non-lobbying 501(c)(3) group of corporations, conservation organizations, and individuals dedicated to restoring and enhancing wildlife habitat. Formed in 1988, WHC was the first organization to bring together conservation and business. We work with corporations and other landowners to create tailored voluntary wildlife habitat enhancement and conservation education programs on corporate facilities and in the communities where they operate. 


WHC’s programs take corporate sustainability goals and objectives and translate them into tangible and measurable on-the-ground action. Through a focus on building collaboration for conservation with corporate employees, other conservation organizations, government agencies and community members, WHC programs focus on healthy ecosystems and connected communities.


The Northwest Indiana – Southeast Chicago Office promotes and implements wildlife habitat enhancements, land restoration and reuse opportunities for private industrial properties and public lands. Projects in this region demonstrate the use of ecological enhancements on contaminated, degraded and underutilized properties through hands-on pilot projects.  Resource conservation and ecological enhancement of industrial lands is the priority of the Wildlife Habitat Council and its members in Northwest Indiana and Southeast Chicago. This regional office is located in Hammond, Indiana, and works with companies, government agencies, conservation groups and the public to integrate ecological enhancements as part of remediation and restoration programs at industrial facilities and public properties. 


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