The Chrysler Group recently received recognition for its commitment to environmental stewardship at the Wildlife Habitat Council’s (WHC) 25th Annual Symposium, Celebrating Corporate Conservation. Chrysler was given a ‘Wildlife at Work’ certification for its Chrysler Group World Headquarters and Technology Center in Auburn Hills, MI. The Chrysler Group World Headquarters and Technology Center was one of 255 programs recognized at the 2013 Symposium as meeting the strict certification requirements of Wildlife at Work. Wildlife at Work certification recognizes outstanding wildlife habitat management efforts at corporate sites, and offers third-party validation of the benefits of such programs.
The headquarter’s property includes preserved wetlands on a 465-acre site. A wide variety of wildlife species have been observed on the site and the area includes a 1.5-mile nature trail as well as an activities area with a ball field and picnic tables. There are four natural wetlands on Chrysler’s property. These wetlands are an important habitat for great blue herons, which have formed a nesting colony on the property. The water levels and water quality of the wetlands are maintained for all wildlife by directing road runoff away from the wetlands, direct precipitation into the wetlands, and minimizing erosion.
SOURCE: Kayser Chrysler of WI