Celebrating a year of exceptional conservation
Shell leaders and staff make a difference in conservation across the US.
In the United States, conservation projects build upon Shell’s license to operate at many field locations. Various Shell business and social investment representatives work to advance relationships with conservation partners across the country. Take a photo tour of key conservation highlights in 2018, then check out our latest news and interactive Conservation Project Map.
In partnership with Houston Wilderness, Shell volunteers planted trees along Buffalo Bayou that helped replace some of those lost during Hurricane Harvey.
This spring, volunteers from the California Waterfowl Association and Ducks Unlimited of Houston (TX) hosted a Duck Box Build at Make the Future Sonoma. Boxes were placed on ponds on the racetrack grounds and in the surrounding area to create habitat for ducks, helping to restore marshlands devasted by wildfires.
Bruce Culpepper, President of Shell Oil Company, was honored with the 2018 Conservation Achievement Award from the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership recognizing Shell as a leader on habitat restoration. In late 2018, Bruce was named to the Board of Directors of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF).
In June 2018, Shell participated in the State of the Coast Conference in New Orleans. Over 1,000 people attended this interdisciplinary forum focused on the ever-changing conditions of Louisiana’s coastal communities, environment and economy.
Shell leaders hosted a Conservation Summit with national and local conservation NGOs (non-government organizations). The focus was on sharing best practices in conservation and fostering collaboration.
The Starship Reef began its cross-country journey in California and became a unique marine habitat off the coast of Florida. Shell Lubricants and AirFlow Truck Company joined forces to develop a hyper-fuel-efficient Class 8 tractor trailer, the Starship Initiative, and sent it coast-to-coast to see what kind of efficiency improvements could be made. The nearly 40,000-pound payload was comprised of clean reef material and became the base for this offshore reef off the coast of Jacksonville, FL. Learn more about this compelling project in the Latest News section.
Shell and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) celebrate 20 years of partnership in promoting wildlife, fish and habitat restoration across the US.
Shell capped off 2018 with its Woodcreek campus being recognized by the Wildlife Habitat Council for contributing to conservation efforts in Houston. The 100-acre Shell corporate campus in the Energy Corridor earned Certified Gold, the highest tier of certification programs.
Farewell and happy retirement to Shell’s own conservation champion, Bruce Culpepper, President of Shell Oil Company, from your colleagues.