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Written by Sarah Lloyd
Friday, 13 February 2009 16:26

Wildlife And Industry Together™ (W.A.I.T.™)

WAIT is designed to encourage corporate landowners to integrate wildlife habitat needs into corporate land management decisions.

As South Carolina becomes increasingly developed, there is less land available for wildlife. Corporate landowners can offset habitat loss by devoting their under-utilized lands to wildlife. This is achieved by matching site employees who are interested in wildlife with community partners to develop habitat plans.

The WAIT program assists corporations, employees, facility neighbors and other groups who desire to develop environmental projects in partnership with each other.

W.A.I.T.:
• Aids corporate landowners in obtaining technical assistance to plan, implement and manage habitat plans.
• Assists landowners in identifying potential community partners, educational opportunities, activities and measures of success for the site.
• Provides a forum for participants to exchange success stories.
• Enhances habitat for native wildlife.

WAIT provides benefits to all involved in the initiative. Corporate participants experience:
• Cost savings through reduced land management costs.
• Enhanced environmental awareness of employees.
• New partnerships with community groups including schools, civic organizations, and conservation groups.
• Positive environmental impact through habitat creation, preservation and stewardship.
• Enhanced reputation among the community as a responsible environmental steward.
• Positive coverage in partner publications through WAIT certification, signage display and related media events.

WAIT Resources for Partners:

More information on Managing Lands for Wildlife.

Download an APPLICATION for the W.A.I.T. program.

Pay for (re)certification of your W.A.I.T. site.

City of Columbia GREEN BUSINESS information

South Carolina Environmental Excellence Program (SCEEP)

2012 WAIT Certified Sites:

Click on each site to see information from their WAIT application and/or re-certification documents.

If you have any questions about WAIT and how you can get involved, please e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call our office at (803) 256-0670.

 

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