Stewardship in Action



Protecting the Indiana Bat

American Electric Power teams up with bat biologists to identify and protect the Endangered Indiana Bat. Following a project in West Virginia, crews hung more than 40 artificial roosts on retired power poles.

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Orient beekeeper abuzz over AEP rescue operation

A utility pole replacement transformed into a bee rescue operation after AEP workers discovered a hive of bees. High atop a 90-foot utility pole set to be retired just south of Circleville, Ohio.

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Avian Relocation Specialist Team Swoops into Action

AEP crews swoop into action to move an osprey nest from the top of a lattice tower. The nest was relocated to keep it a safe distance away from construction.

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AEP designs ‘Critter Cards’ to identify, protect endangered species in the field

If you can’t tell a sandpiper from a curlew you’re not alone. But for AEP work crews, it’s critical that they know how to identify – and take steps to protect – threatened birds and animals of all kinds.

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AEP Ohio Joins Pilot Project to Boost Pollination Habitats

AEP Ohio is teaming with state and federal wildlife experts in a pilot project aimed at making Ohio a more hospitable habitat for pollinators.

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Woodland Wildflowers Rescued in Indiana

In late April AEP employees joined volunteers from the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society, Orbis Environmental Consulting, Wellfield Botanic Gardens of Elkhart, Indiana, and Environmental Solutions and Innovations (ESI) to relocate native woodland plants.

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Good communication makes good neighbors

An AEP crew preparing to launch the $337 million Kanawha Valley Area Reinforcement Project teamed with wildlife agencies to create a unique communication plan.

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