They also have a Facebook page and it might be worthwhile for some of us to post messages there. I found this page: https://www.facebook.com/NYSEandG which says Binghamton but regardless, it ought to get their attention. (I’ve posted a message there as well).
From: <bounce-122625976-77717969...> <bounce-122625976-77717969...> on behalf of Marie P. Read <mpr5...>
Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 10:19:38 AM
To: Karen L Edelstein; CAYUGABIRDS-L
Cc: Bill Evans; Donna Lee Scott; Candace Cornell
Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
I just sent NYSEG the following email:
"I am hearing from others in Tompkins County that clear cutting/brush hogging under powerlines is currently being done in the area. I want to stress that this is entirely the WRONG time of year to do this! There are numerous birds nesting in the utility access areas whose breeding efforts will be destroyed when vegetation is removed. Have a heart PLEASE. At this time of year, this removing vegetative cover is cruel and unnecessary. Please wait until autumn when the birds have finished nesting and are leaving the area for the winter. Thanks!"
Marie Read Wildlife Photography
452 Ringwood Road
Freeville NY 13068 USA
I was dismayed to see that NYSEG has been clearcutting/brush-hogging vegetation down to bare ground under the powerlines on Salmon Creek Rd. With the nesting season still well in process, I'm very concerned about the probable mortality of birds that has resulted in this area of (formerly) dense growth.
While I do not know whether this vegetation removal is happening elsewhere in the county, I would like to see if we can prevail on NYSEG to delay cutting at least until later in the summer.