BC Hydro, Protect Migratory Birds from Your Hydroelectric Plant!

  • by: Kristi Arnold
  • target: BC Hydro leadership: Charles Reid, President & CEO Debbie Nagle, Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer Teresa Conway, President & CEO, Powerex Greg Reimer, Executive Vice-President, Transmission & Distribution Chris O'Riley, Executive Vice

A key habitat in “North America’s bird nursery” will be harmed, nests will be drowned and important feeding areas flooded if B.C. dams the Peace River at Site C, according to Environment Canada. BC Hydro needs to do more to protect this national treasure.

While BC Hydro did come up with a proposal to mitigate environmental impact, Environment Canada doesn't believe they're going far enough to protect these birds. More research is needed on better ways to protect the wetlands before BC Hydro can forward with their plan.

According to Environment Canada, 247 bird species use the area, including up to 30,000 songbirds and woodpeckers that breed in the reservoir impact zone.

In a single month, 11,000 shorebirds migrate along the river corridor. While BC Hydro has taken some steps to mitigate environmental impact, more needs to be done. Tell BC Hydro to protect migratory birds by performing more research into the proposed hydroelectric plant site.

Dear Sirs and Madams,


We the undersigned ask that you conduct further research to protect wildlife from the proposed new hydroelectric plant.


A key habitat in “North America’s bird nursery” will be harmed, nests will be drowned and important feeding areas flooded if B.C. dams the Peace River at Site C, according to Environment Canada. BC Hydro needs to do more to protect this national treasure.


While you did come up with a proposal to mitigate environmental impact, Environment Canada doesn't believe you're going far enough to protect these birds. More research is needed on better ways to protect the wetlands before BC Hydro can forward with the plan.


According to Environment Canada, 247 bird species use the area, including up to 30,000 songbirds and woodpeckers that breed in the reservoir impact zone.


In a single month, 11,000 shorebirds migrate along the river corridor. While BC Hydro has taken some steps to mitigate environmental impact, more needs to be done. Protect migratory birds by performing more research into the proposed hydroelectric plant site.

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