COVID-19 Accommodations

During this time, maintenance, monitoring, education and other conservation activities may be challenging at best, impossible at worst. 

Applications now include series of questions about the impact of COVID-19 on your projects. If continuity of a project (management and monitoring, education efforts etc.) is disrupted by the pandemic, these gaps will not adversely impact an application’s score. Applications will be evaluated based on work that was done outside of the impacted time period.

Please note: The base requirements for WHC Certification remain the same. As a result, if you have a new program with less than a full year’s worth of monitoring for a habitat or species project, please contact us for guidance before submitting an application.

The deadline for recognition at the 2020 Conservation Conference in Nov. is July 15, 2020. 

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