Crew assembles nesting platform in Racine County.
Ospreys frequently attempt to nest on top of our equipment, which can result in power outages and harm to the ospreys. Since 1980, our field crews have constructed alternative nest structures for the birds, in areas where nests are known. These efforts have supported the recovery of ospreys, which now exceed more than 500 breeding pairs in Wisconsin alone.
|Crew erects completed platform.|
We’re working with the WDNR to erect several new nest platforms in Racine and Kenosha counties on public lands near the Fox River. Ospreys have been observed frequenting these areas in recent years, but have limited nesting opportunities. These additional platforms will aid overall osprey recovery.