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Can powerlines help pollinators?

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Connecting powerline rights-of-way vegetation management to improve pollinator habitat. Katie Laushman (USGS) reads vegetation cover of a plot along the Salt River Project powerline that crosses through Apache-Sitgreaves and Tonto National Forests. This fall, baseline plots were established in areas that will be treated with mechanical and chemical vegetation management treatments and assessed for differences in native plant cover and pollinator abundance. This research was recently featured on the front page of the Utility Arborist Newsletter.


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