Helicopters, Amphibious UTVs, And Herps

Last fall I worked on an interesting project in western Wisconsin. A utility company in the area needed to replace some old existing transmission structures with new, upgraded ones. A portion of the transmission right-of-way passed through a huge wetland complex that was located on federal, state, and private properties. The WDNR and USFWS were concerned about impacts of the construction activities to the wetlands and two sensitive reptiles, the state-threatened wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) and state-endangered and federally-proposed eastern massasauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus). Leer más.