AM/NS – Native Habitat Restoration

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AM/NS Calvert, a 50/50 joint venture between ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel Corporation, is a steel processing plant located in Calvert, Alabama. AM/NS provides high-quality grade steel to various industries – automotive, construction, appliance and HVAC, to name a few. The AM/NS Calvert site has more than 2,300 acres of undeveloped habitat. The company has a strong foundation in implementing progressive environmental practices and sustainability. AM/NS has launched an afforestation project to conserve one of the country’s most crucial and endangered environments – the longleaf pine savanna. In March of 2021, approximately 6,000 longleaf pine saplings were planted throughout the site to naturalize 65 acres of low habitat value land, an essential step toward native habitat restoration. Once the forest has reached maturity, greenhouse gas emissions will reduce by 130 tons annually, which translates to approximately 300,000 miles traveled by car. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources was an essential partner in this project. AM/NS Calvert continues to research and implement projects that contribute to the sustainability of Mobile and Washington Counties. 

“AM/NS Calvert is dedicated to the sustainability of our community. Through consultation with Erica Shelton-Nix with the Alabama Department of Conservation and National Resources, we determined that longleaf pines, a native tree, would improve the biodiversity of our surrounding area,” said Robert Pinckard, Team Manager Environmental, AM/NS Calvert. “AM/NS Calvert continues to research and implement projects that contribute to the sustainability of Mobile & Washington Counties.”

In addition to being an essential step towards native habitat restoration, this project also reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 130 tons per year once the forest has reached maturity. This translates to approximately 300,000 miles traveled by car. These practices align with the purpose and values of AM/NS Calvert, which has a strong foundation in providing leadership in progressive environmental practices and sustainability.

 

Partners for Environmental Progress Annual Meeting, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, at the McQueen Alumni Center in Mobile, Ala. (Mike Kittrell)