In 1953, a group of inquisitive researchers hiked out to one of Pennsylvania Electric Co.’s transmission lines, set up some instruments and began to measure the effects of vegetation management on wildlife.
Now, more than 60 years later, the research of these dedicated Purdue University scientists continues, with some of the industry's most useful information being gathered from the Game Lands 33 research site. The researchers' names – Drs. William Bramble and William Byrnes – have become synonymous with the term "biodiversity."
This project has produced numerous studies and findings. A full listing can be found on the Bramble & Byrnes site.