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 sage grouse; and listed, proposed, or candidate endangered and threatened species.”  In general, “the [U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service] encourages project proponents to use the process described in these voluntary [Guidelines] to address risks to species of concern.”  Read the full set of Guidelines here.

Wind Type: Land Based Wind
Author: FWS
Publication Date: March 23, 2012
Topic: Environmental Impact
Resource Type: Guidelines and Best Practices
File Type: Link
Geographic Focus: National
Keywords: Impact on Wildlife
Prepared For: FWS
Funding Source: FWS

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