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THE URBAN FORESTS OF UTILITY CORRIDORS
MAY 22 AT ZOO ATLANTA
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Thousands of acres of power line rights-of-way offer opportunities to implement meaningful conservation activities. GUFC's second quarterly educational program will be held on May 22, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Ford Room at Zoo Atlanta and is sponsored by the Georgia Power Company, Northwest Region. Zoo Atlanta is located at 800 Cherokee Avenue, SE, Atlanta, GA 30315.
Program: We’ll hear from Georgia Power foresters and arborists about their recycled vegetation use for zoo animals as well as biology and species protection projects such as their butterfly project and their mapping of gopher tortoise burrows in transmission corridors. A top priority at Georgia Power is to remain compliant with all applicable regulations, including the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, The Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, the Endangered Species Act, and The Clean Water Act. We’ll listen to a panel discussion about cultivating relationships; cooperative efforts between municipalities, nonprofits, and utilities (Savannah case study); and dealing with conflict. We'll also learn about the Energy Saving Trees program, participated in by utility companies and EMCs. Speakers: Mark Wachter, Kym Stephens, Bill Haws, and Jim Ozier of the Georgia Power Company and Robert Seamans, City of Statesboro. See agenda here.
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