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EIS-0285: Final Environmental Impact Statement, Summary

Bonneville Power Administration Transmission System Vegetation Management Program 

Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) is responsible for maintaining a network of 15,000 miles of electric transmission lines and 350 substations. This electric transmission system operates in seven states of the Pacific Northwest. (See Figure S-1.) Those states offer a great diversity of vegetation (from trees to brush to grasses), which can interfere with electric power flow, pose safety problems for us and neighboring members of the public, or interfere with our ability to maintain our system. We need to keep vegetation a safe distance away from our electric power facilities and control noxious weeds at our facilities. Bonneville’s vegetation management program is the policy and direction for managing vegetation throughout our service area.