BFNT receives international habitat conservation award

Dec. 21, 2004

The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) recently recognized employees at Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC’s (BFNT) Warren County, Tenn., facility for their contributions to wildlife habitat conservation.

The WHC is a nonprofit, non-lobbying organization dedicated to increasing the quality and amount of wildlife habitat on corporate, private and public lands. More than two million acres in 48 states, Puerto Rico and 16 other countries are managed for wildlife through WHC-assisted projects.

At BFNT’s Warren County facility, proposed habitat enhancement areas include approximately 660 acres.

Team members at the plant plan to promote native wildlife and discourage aggressive non-native wildlife as well as provide habitat for native species such as bluebirds and wood ducks.

As part of their efforts in environmental education outreach, employees created a nature trail through the southern portion of the wildlife area. They also hosted wildlife events with Kids of the Community and local Boy Scouts to teach them about wildlife.

The facility has previously received other awards for its environmental stewardship efforts.