This photo shows the enormity of the transmission lines erected to transport energy from the Kibby Mountain wind facility in Northern Maine. The poles are approximately 100-feet tall, well above the 35-foot tall distribution lines in the foreground. These lines, which run for miles, are very visible contribution to the industrialization of the area. The rights of way are typically 80-100 feet in width creating extensive habitat fragmentation beyond the turbine site.
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All the roads and pads installed; most turbine bases present. The roads measure nearly 100 feet wide, and the cleared areas likely average 4-5 acres per turbine. As much as 1-square mile of forest interior was lost due to the "edge effects" caused by the extensive fragmentation of the Mars Hill forest by this project's infrastructure.