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NorthWestern Energy: Report Osprey Building Nests on Power Lines


Osprey nests can cause power outages and even fires, and their proximity to energized equipment puts the birds at risk of electrocution. NorthWestern Energy has installed hundreds of platforms to maintain service reliability and to provide a safe place for ospreys to raise their offspring.

This is the time of year when osprey begin to build nests and NorthWestern Energy asks member of the public who observe nest building on power poles to report their observations by emailing or calling 888-467-2669.

When NorthWestern learns of an os...

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