Pandion professionals have an extensive wildlife background assisting utility companies with siting and transmission.
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Collision and Electrocution Risk Assessment
Risk assessment helps you manage and minimize incidental bird mortality. Pandion biologists are experienced in qualitative and quantitative risk assessments. We have also designed and conducted bird mortality studies, including carcass searches and mortality estimates.
Agency regulators often require documentation showing that wildlife impacts have been considered and how they will be addressed. Pandion’s biologists have extensive experience writing regulatory documents, including:
- Avian and Bat Protection Plans
- Wildlife Survey and Monitoring Reports
- Avian and Bat Risk Assessments
- Habitat Conservation Plans
- Incidental Take Permits
- Environmental Assessments
Our desktop and field prescreening analyses identify natural, cultural, historical, and geological resources that may impact utility siting and construction. Identifying issues early in the siting process is a cost-effective way to avoid impacts when site planning is still flexible.
Agency Consultation and Coordination
Involving regulators early in the project shows a good faith effort to comply with wildlife laws, minimize impacts, and mitigate when necessary. We counsel you on compliance issues and represent you with regulators.
We work to understand your needs and stay current on agency procedures to provide you with expert technical assistance and policy interpretation.
Avian and Bat Protection Plans
All electric utilities are faced with maintaining electrical reliability while complying with wildlife policies such as the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Avian and bat protection plans have been promoted as a benefit to utilities and bird populations by reducing costs, offering avian protection and legal compliance, and creating positive relationships with regulatory agencies.
Publications, Outreach, and Facilitation
To help you present your message effectively, Pandion has a dedicated communications team that specializes in developing technical publications and innovative education materials. We also provide meeting facilitation and public outreach services.
Our communications staff members have natural resource backgrounds and expertise in presenting science-based information to target audiences. Browse examples of our work and download publications >>
Invasive Species Management
Pandion provides solutions to invasive species and animal outage issues. For example, Monk Parakeet infestation on power lines and substations causes significant electrical reliability, health, and safety problems.
To address this expanding problem, Pandion provides technical assistance on the biology and management of Monk Parakeets. We have conducted extensive research to develop strategies that reduce Monk Parakeet nesting on electric utility structures.
Expert Witness Testimony
Because Pandion solutions are science-based, we can confidently defend our studies and conclusions. With specific experience providing expert testimony for regulatory hearings and trials regarding wildlife-power interaction issues, Pandion scientists are experienced in expert witness testimony and comfortable with attorney-client privilege.