Located just outside of Kelowna this nest was relocated as part of our Osprey nest management program in 2007 and is one of more than 40 located throughout our service territory. The program protects Osprey by discouraging nest building on energized power poles and removing Osprey from live poles to platforms like this one that are built near by.
Why FortisBC has an Osprey nest program
The Osprey nest management program is part of FortisBC’s commitment to environmentally-responsible business practices. FortisBC protects Osprey by actively discouraging nest building on energized power poles and by removing Osprey from live poles to pre-constructed nesting platforms on poles installed nearby.
FortisBC’s success with the program has seen more than 40 poles installed throughout the service territory. The program protects birds from electrocution and improves electrical safety and reliability. Birds nesting on energized poles can damage the electrical equipment, causing power outages or fire when nest debris falls on power lines.