Mosaic is committed to sustaining biodiversity through responsible mine planning, permitting, operations and reclamation practices. After mining, we create new habitat areas or permanently protect integrated habitat networks. We take a systems approach to biodiversity, with the goal of integrating habitat networks and wildlife corridors into our reclamation planning efforts.

  • Our Potash facilities in Saskatchewan, Canada, conduct thorough biological assessments of proposed expansion sites, such as the assessments for the tailing expansion at the Colonsay and Esterhazy mines, as well as the proposed new K3 mine site at Esterhazy. Each of these assessments includes field surveys to identify rare species of plants and animals of special concern to identify if mitigation programs are required.
  • Our Phosphate operations have specific programs in place for the gopher tortoise and the scrub jay, two threatened species in Florida. In 2010, over 1,000 gopher tortoises and 48 tortoise eggs were successfully relocated from mine sites to suitable nearby habitats in Florida. Over the last eight years, Mosaic has relocated 51 scrub jays from areas of poor habitat slated for mining to the Mosaic Wellfield, a Mosaic-owned 1,000-acre scrub habitat located in Manatee County. We are proud to report that our efforts have resulted in one of the most successful colonies of scrub jays in Florida.
  • In 2011, Mosaic contributed $10,000 to the Peace River Wildlife Center, with a match contribution of up to $20,000 to help feed the wildlife at the center.
  • For decades, Mosaic and our predecessor companies have partnered financially and through volunteerism with the Audubon Society to manage the Richard T. Paul Boardwalk and Sanctuary. The sanctuary consists of two barrier islands owned by Mosaic, with nearly 18,000 pairs of nesting birds. Sixteen species are represented, with eight considered imperiled.
  • We view education as a key component of our efforts to protect biodiversity. The Mosaic Coastal Education Center at Fiddler's Cove in Florida is an outdoor classroom that provides environmental education to fourth grade students in southeast Hillsborough County. The program at Fiddler's Cove is a unique learning experience designed to give students hands-on experiences that help them develop an appreciation and understanding of why Tampa Bay is important and how to help protect it.