Grundy Electric Cooperative and Missouri Department of Conservation Partner for Wildlife Projects

Grundy Electric Cooperative is partnering with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) on a project to benefit wildlife habitat and reduce power line right-of-way maintenance costs. Missouri’s rural electric cooperatives must keep trees out of distribution lines that carry electricity from substations to homes and businesses. Under the voluntary Wires Over Wildlife program, landowners with distribution lines crossing or bordering their property will be able to request that right-of-way vegetation be converted to wildlife-friendly habitat. Native wildflowers and grasses add beauty, and they provide food and shelter for deer, turkeys, rabbits, butterflies and songbirds. MDC will provide expertise and plans for projects while the coop will provide cost-share funds.

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