U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines

“These voluntary Guidelines provide a structured, scientific process for addressing wildlife conservation concerns at all stages of land-based wind energy development.”  Specifically, “the Guidelines assist developers in identifying species of concern that may potentially be affected by their proposed project, including migratory birds; bats; bald and golden eagles and other birds of prey; prairie and…

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Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee Recommendations

“The Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee (Committee) was established in 2007 under the Federal Advisory Committee Act to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior…on developing effective measures to avoid or minimize impacts to wildlife and their habitats related to land‐based wind energy projects. The [U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service] chairs the…

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Guidelines for Conducting Bird and Bat Studies at Commercial Wind Energy Projects

“These guidelines set forth [the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s] recommendations to commercial wind energy developers as to how to characterize bird and bat resources at on-shore wind energy sites, and how to estimate and document impacts resulting from the construction and operation of wind energy projects.”  The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)…

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