Project Types

Projects are a collection of activities that support an objective which targets either a habitat, species or learners. 

Conservation Certification recognizes 26 different types of projects which are grouped into four categories: Habitat, Species, Education and Other Options.

Use the category descriptions below to help determine which projects you should include in your application.

Scroll down to see descriptions of all project types or use the links at the top of this page to jump to a desired section.

Habitat Project Types

  • Project focus: Habitats and their management
  • Key components: Monitoring vegetation (for vegetated habitats); often includes maintenance activities to preserve the habitat Habitat Project Types


Species Project Types

  • Project focus: Management of a species or group of species (such as songbirds)
  • Key components: Monitoring the species; often includes maintenance of species-specific habitat components

Education Project Types

  • Project focus: Conservation education that engages learners (students, employees, general public, etc.). 
  • Key components: Assessment of learning and/or implementation that, ensures the education pertains to wildlife, habitat or both

Other Options Project Types

  • Project focus: Varies, generally at a broader scale that goes beyond another specific project type
  • Key components: Varies, some Other Options projects require linking to a qualifying habitat or species project*
*With the exception of Integrated Vegetation Management, projects in this category do not make a program eligible for certification.
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