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Karner blue butterfly
The Karner blue butterfly feeds on the lupine plant, which favors areas like transmission rights-of-way.
Credit: Joel Trick/USFWS

New York utility company to fund habitat work for endangered butterfly

Utility company National Grid presented the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission with a $50,000 donation on October 25 to assist the New York preserve in efforts to create and enhance habitat for the endangered Karner blue butterfly on 23 acres of National Grid’s electric transmission line rights-of-way. The funding is part of National Grid's habitat conservation plan with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Permit, conservation plan information

Published on: Friday, October 26,2012

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