Game commission to investigate mortality rates in birds, bats caused by wind turbines
The controversy over the bird started brewing during township meetings months earlier. Some residents disputed eagles are anywhere near the township. Other residents debated wind farms and whether the turbines would harm eagles or other birds.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is wondering the same thing. The commission is set to hire a new employee who would investigate mortality rates in birds and bats caused by wind turbines.
Wind turbines in some areas have caused bat mortality rates to increase, said Tim Conway, the commission's Northeast Region information and education director.
July 9, 2007
by Coulter Jones, Staff Writer
in The Citizens Voice
BEAR CREEK TWP. - It wasn't just a gift.
Ed Jasulevicz had a point to prove when he donated the framed photograph he shot at Meadow Run Lake to the township in May.
Bald eagles are here.
If anyone didn't believe him, he needs only to look at the 12-by-14-inch framed picture of a bald eagle sitting on the iced lake that now hangs in the municipal office.
"Oh, they're here," Jasulevicz said later. "You'll see the eagles flying around by the water. We see lots of hawks by the lake."
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