Impact on Wildlife
Note: counts do not include items in sub-categories
In its submission today, the department will not reiterate all of the matters raised in the 21 October submission, rather the department wishes to focus largely on the matters arising from this proposal affecting Brolga and Southern Bent-wing Bat.
The following report describes the research design, initiation and completion of the first
year of postconstruction study (fall migration only) of avian and bat collision fatalities at the 120 turbine
Maple Ridge Wind Power Project in Lewis County, New York.
The work was conducted in accordance with the “Proposed Scope of Work for a
Postconstruction Avian and Bat Fatality Study at the Maple Ridge Wind Power Project,
Lewis County, New York” dated March 14, 2006, and agreed upon in mid-May 2006,
after several revisions. People/agencies who reviewed the proposed scope of work
included staffers from the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers (ACE), Environmental Design and Research (EDR), NYS DEC staffers,
developers (PPM and Horizon), and others. Representatives from some or all of these
groups have been included in a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), which has the
responsibility of reviewing and commenting on progress reports, annual reports, and
other updates from this project.
The attached report is on collision modeling done for the proposed Yalloak wind farm in Victoria. The wind farm was rejected because of the large risk to Wedge-tailed Eagles. This report suggests that 9 of a population of 12 would be killed in the first year resulting in a population sink.