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A New Path of Conservation Mowing on the Chief Sealth Trail

By Heidi Asplund, Seattle City Light Arboriculturist In 2019, Seattle City Light embarked on a new Conservation Mowing Pilot Program in one of its transmission corridors—areas where high voltage transmission power lines and towers run to connect substations to residences. The Chief Sealth Trail, a 4.5-mile trail popular with pedestrians… [ Keep reading ]

American Pikas: The Cute but Fierce Dwellers of the North Cascades

The American Pikas are arguably one of the cutest (if not the cutest) mammals in Washington. These cuddly looking creatures are closely related to rabbits and can be found in the mountains of western North America living in the boulder fields and talus near the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Despite… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light and the Office of Arts & Culture Announce Partnership with the Pollinator Pathway

Seattle City Light is partnering with the Office of Arts & Culture to work with design thinker Sarah Bergmann to develop a plan to create a Pollinator Pathway through City Light’s Creston-Duwamish transmission line right-of-way, a 60-acre, 14-mile long power line corridor stretching from south Seattle to Tukwila.

Seattle City Light-Funded Researchers Publish Scientific Paper on Pikas

A team of researchers from the University of British Columbia studying pikas with help from a Seattle City Light grant issued under the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project Wildlife Research Program has published a scientific paper with its findings about the biodiversity of the tiny mammals.

Creating Buzz Along City Light’s Creston-Duwamish Transmission Line

Seattle City Light is working with a host of stakeholder groups to create a lot more buzz along the corridor for the utility’s Creston-Duwamish transmission line by enhancing habitat for native bees.

Public Comment Sought on Proposal to Enhance Woodland Caribou Endangered Species Listing

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is taking public comments on a proposal to amend the endangered species listing of the southern Selkirk Mountains population of woodland caribou to recognize a anew population segment of the animals and include a broader range of mountain caribou in British Columbia.

Seattle City Light Funds Study of the American Pika in North Cascades

A research project funded by Seattle City Light is working to answer the question: “How is climate change affecting high elevation mammal populations such as pika?”

Seattle City Light Protects Salmon Habitat

City Light acquired two properties on the Skagit and Sauk Rivers for fish habitat preservation.

Keeping the power on and the ospreys safe

When ospreys return to the Duwamish River this spring to take advantage of the easy fishing and tall power line towers for nesting, they will find a new set of barriers designed to protect Seattle City Light’s power lines and keep the birds safe. They will also find new nesting platforms nearby, where they can raise their chicks in peace.

City Light Uses Rubberized Covers on High Voltage Lines to Protect Duwamish Osprey

Osprey and electrical equipment don’t belong together, and City Light is working hard to separate the two.