FWS taking on wind, wildlife connection
The Kansas Wildlife Federation, Schroeder said, generally is supportive of wind energy.
"But we're very concerned about bad siting," he added.
Already, a couple projects have been located in areas where it affected lesser prairie chickens.
September 6, 2011
by Mike Corn
in Hays Daily News
GREAT BEND -- They didn't have many answers, but they were besieged by questions about what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to do as it develops a wind energy habitat plan.
That plan would stretch from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada, a 200-mile-wide corridor essentially covering the migration route of the endangered whooping crane and the existing range of the all-but-endangered lesser prairie chicken.
Yet, the Great Bend meeting, tucked between Cheyenne Bottoms to the north and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge to the south -- favored stopping-off points for whooping cranes -- didn't attract many people outside... [continue via Web link]