The discovery of a woodpecker’s nest halted construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline for a 400-metre section near Chilliwack, British Columbia
A statement from Trans Mountain Corp. indicates that buffer zones around trees and vegetation have been marked with rope signs and flagging tape near Bridal Falls where the red-breasted woodpecker has been seen nesting.
The state corporation says the area will not be cleared until a wildlife resource specialist confirms that no nests are active, which would be the end of the nesting season.
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Sarah Ross of the Community Nest Finding Network says the group first noticed bird nests in tree cavities in early June and alerted local authorities.
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She says that while the red-breasted woodpecker’s nest is easily visible from the ground, the area also has other birds that build tree houses during this time, with the nesting season continuing until the end of August. about.
The pipeline expansion was due to be completed this year, but that date has now been moved to the third quarter of 2023 after the pandemic and November flooding in British Columbia forced the delays.
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