FortisBC's Osprey Nest Management 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.
Osprey nest camera update
The Osprey family has flown the nest but we expect their home won't be vacant for long. Check back next spring or follow us on twitter @fortisbc.com #fortisbcosprey to see when the birds have returned.