Power Authority Wins
Praise for Wildlife Habitat Work
October 6, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC)
has cited the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped
Storage Power Project here for the continuation of a successful
wildlife management program – jointly administered by the Power
Authority and the wildlife staff at SUNY Cobleskill – on the grounds
of the Schoharie County power project.
The Wildlife Habitat Council recertified
Blenheim-Gilboa’s wildlife program for another two years.
“The efforts of the employees at the Blenheim-Gilboa
Power Project have continued to be outstanding,” said William W.
Howard, president of the WHC in a letter announcing the award. “Our
staff members were particularly impressed with the planning and
development of the long-term blue bird nest box monitoring program.”
The Power Authority has been committed to the
blue bird nesting program at Blenheim-Gilboa since the late 1980s.
Eugene W. Zeltmann, president and chief
executive officer of the Power Authority said, “We are always
delighted when positive efforts we make to preserve and enhance the
environment in which we operate are recognized. This honor is no
The Power Authority and other winners of WHC
awards will be honored during the organization’s annual Symposium
and Awards Banquet on Nov. 16 in Baltimore.