November 16, 2016
In a normally quiet river canyon in Amador County, big booms could be heard. The East Panther Creek Dam was built to withstand the forces of nature, so taking it apart takes some muscle. With the 15-foot high diversion dam’s removal, the creek’s hydrology will be restored to pre-dam conditions, which will benefit fish, habitat and flows.
November 2, 2016
In a major effort to restore the iconic California condor population, the National Park Foundation has teamed with PG&E, the National Park Service and the Yurok Tribe to build a facility and monitoring program that will allow condors to be released into Yurok ancestral territory, within Redwood National Park in far Northern California.
October 3, 2016
From programs that reduce wire-related bird deaths to partnerships that support native bee populations, PG&E leads the industry in ecofriendly wildlife efforts.
February 25, 2016
As part of its commitment to public safety, the environment and serving the community, PG&E Corporation made a $250,000 shareholder-funded commitment to the People for a Clean and Healthy Bay Coalition. The donation happened at the largest tidal wetland restoration project on the West Coast.
October 15, 2015
Every year, PG&E transfers water from watershed as part of its hydroelectric power system. That imported, cooler water helps threatened salmon that lives in the steep canyons of Butte County. As this video shows, that practice has never been more important, especially during California’s drought.
September 21, 2015
Catalina Reyes’ summer job is keeping fish cool. Not in a display case at the local market, but in the upper reaches of Butte Creek, where it winds through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
February 6, 2015
PG&E employees are credited for saving the endangered San Joaquin kit fox last month after they noticed the animal at the Bakersfield Service Center looked sick.
January 14, 2015
A resident kit fox at the Bakersfield Service Center suffering from mange is now recovering at a local animal facility and has a good chance of surviving thanks to PG&E employees.
July 27, 2012
Glenn Olson of the National Audubon Society was joined in Washington, D.C., today by PG&E’s Diane Ross-leech in a discussion on the success of the North American Migratory Bird Joint Venture project.
May 9, 2012
An ecological group headed by PG&E is helping a species of frog reach a tributary in Butte County without having to cross a highway.
March 6, 2012
In 1962, Jim Adams joined the company as its first staff biologist. His primary interest was evaluating how power plants impacted aquatic life, and how water flow reductions from reservoir impoundments and diversions affected fish such as trout.
January 25, 2012
At its Van Arsdale Dam in Mendocino County, PG&E works with the California Department of Fish & Game to monitor and measure the seasonal run of salmon and steelhead.
December 27, 2011
CBS News told its viewers about the so-far successful efforts to save the endangered California condor over the last decades. By next year, the story said, the worldwide population of these huge birds will pass 400.
November 28, 2011
PG&E is celebrating two prestigious awards given at the Wildlife Habitat Council’s 23rd Annual Symposium in Baltimore, Md. this month (Nov. 15), recognition that further solidifies the company’s commitment to environmental stewardship.
November 2, 2011
Larger numbers of threatened Chinook salmon have returned to spawn upstream from where a PG&E hydroelectric dam once stood in Tehama County, the site of one of the country’s largest cold water fish restoration projects.