Enviva Honored for Its Support of Forest and Habitat Conservation by Ducks Unlimited
Dedicated to protecting high conservation value areas and conserving bottomland hardwood working forest landscapes, Enviva proudly accepts Ducks Unlimited award
BETHESDA, Md., November 15, 2021 – Enviva Partners, LP (NYSE: EVA) (“Enviva”), the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets, today announced it was the recipient of the “Benefactor’s Roll of Honor” award by Ducks Unlimited (DU). The distinguished award was presented to Enviva at the recent Raleigh DU event to commemorate the significant contributions and philanthropic efforts Enviva has made toward the organization’s conservation mission and programs.
“We’re extremely pleased with and grateful for the partnership in conservation that exists between Ducks Unlimited and Enviva,” said Will Johnson, Director of Development for Ducks Unlimited Inc. “Our organizations each recognize and value natural resources and habitat areas that are critical to the life cycle needs of North America’s waterfowl, and it’s a privilege to collaborate for the greater good of wildlife, people, and the environment.”
Committed to protecting the forest landscape and ensuring the growth of forests, Enviva created the Enviva Forest Conservation Fund in 2015, a $5 million, 10-year grant program designed to protect and preserve 35,000 acres of bottomland forestland in southeast Virginia and northeast North Carolina. Administered by the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, the Enviva Forest Conservation Fund awards matching grants to nonprofit organizations to protect ecologically sensitive areas and conserve bottomland hardwood working forests. To date, the Enviva Forest Conservation Fund has invested approximately $300,000 to support Ducks Unlimited conservation work across Virginia and North Carolina.
“Partnering with Ducks Unlimited through the Fund enables us to protect and conserve precious forests, which are not meant to be touched,” said Craig Lorraine, Senior Vice President of Enviva’s Commercial and Sustainability Operations. “The results of our work through the Fund and with Ducks Unlimited are unique in our industry, and we are proud to help preserve these ecosystems and improve forest health, water quality, and wildlife habitats for the future.”
Enviva’s partnership with Ducks Unlimited includes supporting the recent purchase of a 6,310-acre Hubbard-Pinkerton tract in North Carolina, which was added to the adjacent North River Game Land to expand public land access and protect forested wetlands along the river. Enviva also supported the acquisition of 500 acres of forested wetlands near Suffolk, Virginia, known as the Cross Swamp tract. This property, within their historic tribal lands, will be returned to the Nansemond Indian Nation for permanent ownership.
Enviva (NYSE: EVA) is the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets, a renewable and sustainable energy source that is produced by aggregating a natural resource, wood fiber, and processing it into a transportable form, wood pellets. Enviva sells a significant majority of its wood pellets through long-term, take-or-pay off-take contracts with creditworthy customers in the United Kingdom, the European Union, and Japan. Enviva owns and operates 10 plants with a combined production capacity of approximately 6.2 million metric tons per year in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi. In addition, Enviva exports wood pellets through its deep-water marine terminals at the Port of Chesapeake, Virginia, the Port of Wilmington, North Carolina, and the Port of Pascagoula, Mississippi, and from third-party deep-water marine terminals in Savannah, Georgia, Mobile, Alabama, and Panama City, Florida.
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