Eagle Viewing Protecting Threatened and Endangered Species
Duke Energy works with various state and federal agencies throughout its service area to help protect threatened species by managing the company’s assets to encourage precious habitats and nesting.
Duke Energy helped the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reintroduce the bald eagle to the state. An active bald eagle nest is located at the Gibson Generating Station in Gibson County, Indiana and near the Wabash River Generating Station in Vigo County, Indiana. In addition, there are two active bald eagle nests near the Cayuga Generating Station in Vermillion County, Indiana. Duke Energy personnel work in collaboration with the DNR to monitor and evaluate endangered species found on or near its properties.
The public is invited to attend Duke Energy’s annual eagle viewing day at the Cayuga Station. Most years, the area around Cayuga Station hosts the largest concentration of mid-winter migratory bald eagles in Indiana. More than 16,000 visitors have attended over the past eleven years.
Eagle viewing day for 2014 is January 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 1-800-832-3143 for further information.
To learn more about eagles in Indiana, visit the Department of Natural Resources.