Alabama Power Company Helps Preserve Gopher Tortoise Habitat

| July 7, 2019 @ 5:00 am

By Bria Bailey

Alabama Power biologists have been busy this summer surveying gopher tortoises in Clarke County.

The survey is being done ahead of planned work on transmission lines. Alabama Power’s rights of way are attractive to the threatened tortoises, particularly in places where there are longleaf pine forests.

“Our rights of way are good habitat for them. They like the open areas, and we keep it well-managed,” said Jason Carlee, Alabama Power Environmental Affairs supervisor.

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