Preserving Wildlife and Habitat
We're committed to being an industry leader in environmental protection and stewardship, including wildlife and habitat protection. We have operations across the U.S. and Canada, so we're keenly aware of the potential impacts that existing and future operations may have on wildlife and their habitat. This is why we have environmental policies and programs in place at both the corporate and local levels to avoid and minimize these impacts and to address any remaining impacts through appropriate mitigation measures. Here's what we do:
- Before we build a power plant or other electric facilities, we make sure we understand the local ecosystem as well as what it takes to be a partner in its preservation and a good neighbor to all the species that live there.
- As part of that work, we consider the presence of any threatened or endangered species and the proximity to valuable wildlife corridors, wetlands or other ecologically important areas. We make efforts to avoid these areas entirely. If we can't do that, we seek to minimize and mitigate the impact of our developments to affected areas.
- Once a project is operating, we continue to monitor potential impacts to biodiversity that may occur.
Our Wildlife Protection and Habitat Restoration Projects
We adhere to numerous policies and programs to protect threatened and endangered species. In addition to following all federal and state regulations, we make important contributions to scientific research to protect a number of vulnerable species and habitats and to better understand how to reduce impacts. Some examples of our wildlife protection and habitat restoration projects are featured below.