News Flash

City News & Public Notices

Posted on: February 19, 2020

Successful Osprey Nest Relocation at Harrop Ferry Crossing

use 4

February 19, 2020

Nelson Hydro recently relocated two osprey nests located at the Harrop ferry terminals. The nests were relocated because the nest material was a hazard to the osprey themselves, their young, and the electrical distribution system reliability.  

Nelson Hydro worked with a local environmental specialist to secure the appropriate permitting to allow the relocation. The timing of the relocation needed to be such that the osprey were not inhabiting the nests. 

The new perches were installed close to the existing nesting site at an equal or higher elevation to entice the osprey to use the new sites. These new locations do not have any electrical conductors on them, which makes them safe for the osprey and their young. The nests were removed in one piece and placed atop the new poles. Deterrent structures were placed on the previous locations to deter future builds.

The osprey now have a safer perch and we have reduced the risk of a bird or nest branches causing a power outage.

For more information, please contact: 
Neal Dermody, Nelson Hydro Operations & Line Manager                                            / 250-352-8213  

use 3use 4

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City News & Public Notices


Notice of Water Utility Upgrades

Posted on: March 25, 2020
march 23 2020

COVID-19 Update #5 - City of Nelson

Posted on: March 23, 2020
covid infographic march 17 7pm update

COVID-19 Update - City of Nelson

Posted on: March 17, 2020
Large Street Sweeper Logo

Street Scraping, Sweeping & Flushing

Posted on: March 6, 2020
Council Highlights

Council Highlights - February 2020

Posted on: March 3, 2020
Council Highlights

Council Highlights for January 2020

Posted on: February 5, 2020
Public Works January 2020 Newsletter

Public Works Newsletter - January 2020

Posted on: January 10, 2020
November 2019 Newsletter Fire Rescue Services

City Newsletter - November 2019

Posted on: November 29, 2019
Council Highlights

Council Highlights - October 2019

Posted on: November 7, 2019
October Hydro Newsletter 2019

City Newsletter - October 2019

Posted on: October 28, 2019
Council Highlights

Council Highlights for September 2019

Posted on: October 4, 2019

City Moves to Normal Water Regulations

Posted on: September 13, 2019
December 2017

City of Nelson Newsletter - December 2017

Posted on: December 21, 2017