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Nesting platforms a major component of our Avian Protection Program

Nesting platforms are used by 87 percent of Wisconsin’s breeding Osprey population.

It is cold and snowy in most of American Transmission Co.’s service area, and though many birds have flown south for the winter, they will be back before we know it to begin spring nesting.

Bird nests on utility equipment can pose safety problems for the birds and jeopardize the reliability of the transmission system. We have more than 100 nesting platforms located on or adjacent to our transmission structures to protect birds and support successful breeding. We also partner with other agencies, organizations and individuals to erect platforms in other areas away from transmission lines.

Watch this video to learn more about our Avian Protection Program and how it supports our environmental commitment and the reliability of our electric transmission system.