Utility poles are often located on the most prominent point in a landscape. Birds perch on the poles to hunt or rest. Unfortunately, doing so can increase risks for the birds and the PG&E electric system. The PG&E Avian Protection Plan seeks to protect migratory, threatened and endangered birds from harm, while improving safety and reliability for you.
For the past 25 years, PG&E has led various initiatives to help conserve bird species. We’re working collaboratively with organizations such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to minimize the dangers that transmission lines and other electrical equipment pose to birds. In 2008, PG&E won Audubon California’s first-ever Corporate Achievement Award for significant achievements in protecting California birds and important habitat.
The PG&E Avian Protection Plan sets the standard for our industry. It is one of the most comprehensive plans in the nation. Key components include: