– Transmission line rights-of-way and native pollinators: a compatible duo worth leveraging

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Open environments are by no means biological deserts. Many species of plants and animals are associated with these spaces. Since the vegetation found in transmission line rights-of-way includes several species that produce flowers, a wide variety of insects, including pollinators, can be found in these areas.

Hydro-Québec understands the important role pollinators play in supporting several environmental services. The linear configuration of rights-of-way make these spaces ecological corridors, by creating a network of open and interconnected environments. These corridors contribute to the dispersion of pollinators across various natural and semi-natural environments.

The presentation will offer an overview of the key findings from Hydro-Québec’s research program on pollinators.