I just sent NYSEG the following email: "I am hearing from others in Tompkins County that clear cutting/brush hogging under powerlines is currently being done in the area. I want to stress that this is entirely the WRONG time of year to do this! There are numerous birds nesting in the utility access areas whose breeding efforts will be destroyed when vegetation is removed. Have a heart PLEASE. At this time of year, this removing vegetative cover is cruel and unnecessary. Please wait until autumn when the birds have finished nesting and are leaving the area for the winter. Thanks!"
Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website: http://www.marieread.com Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marie-Read-Wildlife-Photography-104356136271727/ ________________________________________ From: bounce-122625773-5851...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-122625773-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Karen Edelstein [k...@cornell.edu] Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 9:28 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Cc: Paul Paradine; Bill Evans; Donna Lee Scott; Candace Cornell Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines I was dismayed to see that NYSEG has been clearcutting/brush-hogging vegetation down to bare ground under the powerlines on Salmon Creek Rd. With the nesting season still well in process, I'm very concerned about the probable mortality of birds that has resulted in this area of (formerly) dense growth. While I do not know whether this vegetation removal is happening elsewhere in the county, I would like to see if we can prevail on NYSEG to delay cutting at least until later in the summer. Your thoughts? -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> Rules and Information<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> Archives: The Mail Archive<http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html> Surfbirds<http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> BirdingOnThe.Net<http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> Please submit your observations to eBird<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>! -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --