Power plant hosts moose family

A moose family has found a home near Great River Energy's Coal Creek Station.

A moose family has found a home near Great River Energy’s Coal Creek Station power plant in central North Dakota.

As the moose population continues to increase in North Dakota, one family unit has taken a liking to the favorable environmental conditions that can be found around Great River Energy’s Coal Creek Station power plant.

“Our environmental efforts have created an ideal habitat for many wildlife species, including: deer, coyotes, birds along with other varieties of wildlife known to thrive in North Dakota under the right conditions,” said Jennifer Charles, leader of North Dakota environmental services.

In total, three moose – a bull, cow and a calf – have all been spotted at Coal Creek Station and have consistently stayed on site’s wetlands the last several months.

The site’s natural wetlands and waterways create an ideal living habitat for the moose.