Environment

Wildlife & Energy Development

As the United States shifts to a more climate-friendly system of power generation, the footprint of energy development across the landscape is expanding. Sometimes referred to as "energy sprawl," this infrastructure is increasingly being sited on lands that provide important wildlife habitat. Concerted efforts are needed now to help ensure that clean-energy facilities are built expeditiously but in a way that does not destroy or fragment wildlife habitat more than necessary. The need to build power generation and transmission facilities can also be minimized by reducing energy demand through more efficient use of energy. In short, when it comes to preserving our intact landscapes, how we use energy is as important as where we decide to locate our energy facilities.

Strategy

Below are our approaches to achieving the above objectives: