Utility corridors

Jim Mason jemason at msn.com
Fri Jun 18 10:02:50 EDT 1999

Another possibility to pursue would be to see if the utility would be
willing to plant wildflowers appropriate to the area along stretches of the
corridor that are lacking them.  Or, if they cannot find it within their
budget to do so, would they allow an interested party to do the same?  These
plant species should be, first of all, native to the area.  No more crown
vetch please!  Next, they could be selected for being desireable for nectar
sources (for butterfly purposes), seed production (bird food) and/or visual
appeal (in those areas where the corridor is visible to the public this
could be spectacular).  The potential exists for creation of refugia for
endangered species of plants also.

Of course, all this is moot if they are going to persist in nuking the
corridor regularly with broad-spectrum herbicides.

Jim Mason
jemason at msn.com

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