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to augment that habitat a little more for them. I don’t know of any other company that thinks quite like that.” This approach has resulted in some remarkable programs. In the case of the Waneta Expansion, the transmission line was cleared in the way that would retain as much of the historic tree and shrub layer as possible, retaining approximately 75% of

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wildlife trees from the original inventory, and providing habitats for several rare species like yellow-breasted chats, western skinks, and rubber boas. Maintenance activities on the line are timed to minimize impacts to nesting birds and herptiles. Compensation project funds have sponsored, among many other successful projects, bat research which has discovered perhaps the largest bat

hibernaculum in B.C, and the recontouring of a large gravel bar to reduce the risk of fish and fish egg stranding, improving the overall quality of fish habitat in the system. A rare plant seed collection and propagation program led to over 1500 rare plants being grown and replanted at the site. Why is Columbia Power so prepared to go beyond mere compliance? “Let me

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