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Powerlines & Pollinators

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Connecting powerline rights-of-way vegetation management to improve pollinator habitat. A USGS RAMPS technician samples pollinating insects 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. 


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