Wildlife Photos from our Mount Hope, NJ Wildlife Habitat Site
Tilcon and Oldcastle Materials Group are committed to improving wildlife habitat through the enrichment of pre-existing habitat and the establishment of new habitat on the company's land. To put this commitment into action, in 2004 Oldcastle began partnering with the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC), a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring and enhancing wildlife habitat. Created in 1988, the WHC helps large landowners, particularly corporations, manage their unused lands in an ecologically sensitive manner. To learn more, visit www.wildlifehc.org.
The Wildlife Habitat Site at our Mount Hope Quarry, NJ was certified in 2010 by the WHC as a Wildlife at Work accredited site. It is the first of its kind to be created at Tilcon. The project began in 2009 when a team of employees embarked on three major projects at Mt Hope – fish management, bird boxes and a nature camera. The project was re-certified in October 2012 by the Wildlife Habitat Council for 'outstanding commitment' to a wildlife habitat enhancement program.
Among the types of wildlife on our site are Canadian geese, mute swans, eagles, blue jays, great blue herons, owls, red wing blackbirds, hawks, turkeys, American toads, green frogs, black bears, white-tailed deer, green darners, eastern pondhawks, dragonflies and numerous species of fish. Trees include red maples, yellow birch, ironwoods and scrub oak.
The photo gallery below shows some recent photos, taken at the site.