Exelon’s operational footprint encompasses large tracts of land with diverse flora and fauna and borders a variety of waterbodies. Through our corporate Biodiversity and Habitat Policy, we reflect our commitment to protect wildlife and habitats. We work to improve our understanding of biodiversity through partnerships with experts and regulatory agencies.


Across North America, many pollinator species are in decline due to loss of habitat and other environmental factors. Pollinators provide numerous ecological and economic benefits, including pollination of flowering plants that produce fruits, vegetables and grains. Exelon is engaged in a variety of pollinator habitat projects across the company that support a range of pollinators such as insects, birds, bees and mammals. 

The monarch butterfly, a species of concern for many scientists and resource management groups, continues to be a priority for Exelon. Locations in our service territories include areas where monarch butterflies may rest and feed along their 3,000-mile migratory journey.  

Our efforts support national goals for pollinator species recovery, particularly regarding recovery of the iconic monarch.  For example, in 2021, ComEd obtained a USFWS certificate of inclusion into the Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances for the monarch butterfly.

This interactive map showcases the migration path of monarchs and projects that Exelon has implemented to support pollinator species. 

Spring breeding grounds
Spring/Summer breeding grounds
Summer breeding grounds
Migration path

We collaborate with several academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, community and youth organizations, federal and state agencies, trade associations and other Exelon business units to advance our habitat and species conservation plans to improve understanding of biodiversity through partnerships with biodiversity experts and regulatory agencies on a variety of studies and provide educational opportunities for employees and community members through more than 60 conservation sites recognized under Wildlife Habitat Council or National Wildlife Federation programs.     

Maintenance and enhancement of habitats and biodiversity is an integral part of the management of our assets and operations. We work to minimize potential biodiversity and habitat impacts such as bird interactions with power lines and pollinator loss.  

Finally, we encourage every Exelon employee to make a difference to the environment through volunteerism and partnerships with environmental and educational non-profits.