Date: 5/30/19 5:35 am
From: d pan <birdmandan813...>
Subject: [wisb] Follow up- Interurban bike trail disruption Oz county
A week has passed since I posted about the destruction of active nesting
sites along this trail by ATC (American Transmission Company). I received
lots of encouragement from many members of this list with ideas and support-
I started by calling USFWS in Wisconsin- They referred me to the MN office
- charged with mid-west avian issues. This office suggested that the
combination of the current administration, some previous court rulings, and
the company's (ATC) need to clear power company right-of-ways (just doing
their job) wouldn't support a lawsuit (worst case scenario) to stop them
from continuing their work clear cutting habitat during the nesting season
(referred to as incidental take by USFWS).

On a local level, I have communicated my dissatisfaction to the Ozaukee
county planning and parks and received a response that they will try to
contact our power supplier (WE Energies) in hopes of initiating contact
with the proper ATC official to work out an understanding...........

Meanwhile, during most of this past week, brush clearing has continued, my
disappointment has grown, and more and more birds have wondered where their
nests have gone-

Dan Panetti
S.E. Ozaukee county

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