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