New Guidelines For Wind Developers Should Reduce Impact On Wildlife

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A positive step by the US government to help save our wildlife from the impact of man.

UNITED STATES: The US federal government has finally unveiled voluntary guidelines to help wind developers minimise the impact of onshore projects on wildlife such as golden eagles, bats and desert tortoises. 

New Guidelines For Wind Developers Should Reduce Impact On Wildlife

New Guidelines For Wind Developers Should Reduce Impact On Wildlife

The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) developed the crucial guidelines over the last five years in collaboration with stakeholders such as the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and National Audubon Society, the US’s largest bird conservation group.

The guidelines lay out how, during the pre-construction phase, developers should work with the FWS to identify and avoid and minimise risks to birds and animals “of concern” by choosing low-risk sites.
During post-construction, developers are then shown how to gauge whether their plan has worked and, when necessary, guided on how to assess any additional steps they should take.

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