SGI Featured Friend: COR Enterprises
February 2, 2015
Meet COR Enterprises, which evaluates and trains individuals with disabilities and then pairs them with businesses in need of service. COR Enterprises produces fence markers for Sage Grouse Initiative’s rangeland improvement projects, reducing sage grouse mortality while providing paychecks and meaningful work for adults with disabilities.
In the three years since that first meeting, COR Enterprises employees have produced well over 100,000 fence markers from 12-foot lengths of white vinyl siding trim. That translates to 60 miles of marked fences near leks, reducing bird strikes by up to 83 percent.
The Sage Grouse Initiative is a partnership-based, science-driven effort that uses voluntary incentives to proactively conserve America’s western rangelands, wildlife, and rural way of life. This initiative is part of Working Lands For Wildlife, which is led by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.