Coast Range Newt (Photo credit: Jack Goldfarb)
Iguana help you understand how SCE’s herpetology program ensures the protection of amphibians and reptiles while maintaining the electric grid. SCE’s service territory has an incredibly diverse array of herpetofauna, including over 50 protected species. Using our species expertise, strong wildlife agency relationships, and in-depth knowledge of utility work, we develop species-specific guidance to make sure our work activities avoid or minimize impacts to these animals and their habitats. Thoughtfully crafted avoidance measures using the latest available science, GIS online data layers, and compliance training videos are just a few of the tools we’ve developed. Compliance with the laws and regulations is of the utmost importance. However, we are dedicated to going above and beyond compliance because we are good stewards of the environment. We impart those values to all employees of the company.
Coast Horned Lizard (Photo credit: Jack Goldfarb)
Our utility continues to expand and upgrade its infrastructure to meet the growing need for power. Thanks to the insights and commitment of our staff biologists, we are able to ensure the safety of native snakes, lizards, frogs and other reptiles and amphibians, while preserving their native ecosystems.
Interested in learning more? Visit Herpetology World, our virtual theme park with attractions such as Protect That Critter and the Weird World of the Ectothermic.