The Wildlife Habitat Council is a nonprofit, non-lobbying organization created in 1988 with the mission of helping corporations manage their property to the benefit of wildlife.
DTE Energy maintains successful Wildlife at WorkSM programs with the help of our Green Team volunteers - company employees, retirees and their families - and our community partners.
Thirty DTE Energy facilities have attained certification through the Wildlife Habitat Council’s Corporate Wildlife Habitat Certification/International Accreditation Program.
Certified sites include:
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Belle River Power Plant
Allen Road Service Center
Belle River Compressor Station
Big Rapids Operations
Cadillac Service Center
Gaylord T&SO Office
Kalkaska Compressor Station
Ludington Service Center
Michigan Avenue Station
Milford Compressor Station
Mt. Pleasant Service Center
Muskegon Service Center
Taggart Compressor Station/Six Lakes Natural Gas Storage Facility
Tawas Service Center
Traverse City Service Center
Washington 10 Compressor Station
More than 8,000 acres of DTE Energy property provides habitat for more than 60 local and migratory bird species and other wildlife. The company is actively pursuing wildlife programs and WHC certification at many other facilities.
The Belle River, St. Clair, River Rouge, Trenton Channel, Fermi 2 and Monroe power plants play an important role in WHC’s Huron to Erie Waterways for Wildlife Project through improved awareness and cooperative action to protect the region’s natural resources.
For many years, DTE Energy has hosted the WHC’s Great Lakes Regional Office and provided business guidance and financial support.
Awards and Nominations
- River Rouge Power Plant was one of 4 (out of 160 eligible) sites nominated for the 2009 Corporate Habitat of the Year award.
- Monroe Power Plant received the inaugural "Prairies for Tomorrow" award from Pheasants Forever / Quail Forever at the 2008 Wildlife Habitat Council Symposium.
- MichCon's Mt. Pleasant Service Center received a nomination for Rookie of the Year honors in 2008.
- Monroe Power Plant was one of four nominees for the WHC Corporate Habitat of the Year in 2007. Monroe Power Plant was also nominated for the new Wings over Wetlands award, which recognizes efforts to provide a sanctuary or nesting ground for waterfowl.
- The River Rouge Power Plant was one of four finalists for the 2006 Corporate Habitat of the Year Award in recognition of the plant’s Soft Shoreline Restoration Project and other habitat enhancements.
- Both the Trenton Channel Power Plant and Sibley Quarry were honored with WHC’s prestigious Corporate Habitat of the Year Award in 2004.
For greater detail about the activities at each of the accredited sites, visit the Wildlife Habitat Council's Web site.