Building Homes for Endangered Bats
When construction was required at one of its substations, Northern Powergrid discovered the same area was home to a large colony of bats. The company solicited the assistance of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust to construct bat houses in the surrounding trees. With these new homes in place, construction could continue without impacting the colony.
Northern Natural Gas partnered with Bat Conservation International to construct and install bat houses at facilities near Redfield, Iowa and in Ottawa County, Kansas. The company continues to monitor the house locations and surrounding habitat. Through this research, Bat Conservation International can maintain the bat population and their significant benefits to agriculture.