Natural Resource Conservation & Stewardship
Natural Resource Conservation and Stewardship
Keeping the energy flowing and our communities safe and clean.
Land, water and habitat protection
Our approach to enhancing biodiversity is guided by our commitment to support conservation projects, environmental initiatives and more.
Learn more about our Land Management Program, including how to request an access easement or purchasing property from Duke Energy.
Our Forest Management Plan provides strategies for timber production, wildlife habitat enhancement, watershed protection, recreational opportunities and more.
Lake Norman Island Habitat Program
The Island Habitat Program is sponsored by the N.C. Wildlife Federation (NCWF) and Duke Energy to provide partnerships that will help keep Lake Norman islands clean of litter and enhance public awareness.
We work hard to reduce the impact of our operations on aquatic life by partnering with various agencies to ensure precious habits are protected.
Learn more about our avian protection plan, designed to keep birds safe from our utility lines and facilities.
We work with various state and federal agencies throughout our service area to help protect bald eagles by managing the company’s assets to encourage healthy habitats and nesting.
Catawba-Wateree Habitat Enhancement Program
The Catawba-Wateree Habitat Enhancement Program (CWHEP) funds projects that create, enhance and protect fish and wildlife habitats along the Catawba-Wateree River and its reservoirs.
Keowee-Toxaway Habitat Enhancement Program
The Keowee-Toxaway Habitat Enhancement Program (KTHEP) program funds projects that create, enhance and protect fish and wildlife habitats along lakes Keowee and Jocassee.
Nuisance Aquatic Plants
Our Aquatic Plant Management program monitors rivers and lakes in the Carolinas to help protect aquatic plants and wildlife from invasive species.
PollinatorsPollinator species like beetles, bees and butterflies play a crucial role in the vitality of a healthy ecosystem.
Wildlife & Industry Together
Wildlife and Industry Together (WAIT) pairs companies with community groups to plant native plants, shrubs and trees to establish a natural habitat for wildlife.