Bringing People Together
For a Better World
Many of our environmental efforts — especially our work to protect and improve watersheds — have a positive impact on biodiversity.
In addition to our watershed work, several of our facilities maintain a portion of their property to benefit native plants and animals, improve their local environments and promote biodiversity through on-site education, awareness, research and conservation projects.
Our operations in Brazil and the United States are doing some notable work in the area of biodiversity.
Surrounded by 2,100 acres of protected forestland, our brewery in Guarulhos (São Paulo) Brazil, works with the local Department of Environment to catalog wild animals and rehabilitate various animal species within our boundaries before re-integrating them into the forest.
Jacksonville Nutri-Turf Facility
Our Nutri-Turf operation near our Jacksonville, Florida, brewery uses effluent from our brewery operations to grow cattle feed year round. This 1,000-plus acre site has developed an extensive wildlife management program, as well as a pollination program. Feed plots on the premises provide supplement nutrients to wildlife throughout the growing season and on-site ponds provide food, shelter, breeding grounds and overwinter areas for many species.
The facility's bee program is a partnership with local master bee keepers. The bees are moved from the site to various fruit and vegetable crops for pollination periods then back to the site for rest periods.
Our brewery in Cartersville, Georgia, develops habitat projects in cooperation with conservation groups, and local, state and federal agencies. The facility has also developed a program to refurbish and clean bird nest boxes and is involved in longleaf pine restoration efforts.
Our Merrimack, New Hampshire, brewery manages 45 acres of open grassy meadow and 120 acres of woodland and wetland areas to improve and protect the habitat of the endangered New England Cottontail and the threatened Grasshopper Sparrow and American Bald Eagle.
Fort Collins Brewery
Our Fort Collins Brewery in Colorado maintains an eight-acre natural area certified by the City of Fort Collins. The facility keeps an inventory of resident species on the site, places nesting boxes within the area and ensures that the structures are inhabited by the intended wildlife. The brewery also removes invasive species and replaces native plants as needed. The area is also used as an educational platform to demonstrate the importance of habitat protection to both employees and visitors.