Avian and Bat Studies, Pre and Post Construction, Eva Creek Windfarm

Avian and Bat Studies, Pre and Post Construction, Eva Creek Windfarm

ABR conducted bird studies (including raptor studies) as well as wetland mapping and analyses in preparation for filing necessary permits and opening discussions with state and federal agencies on environmental concerns of a proposed windfarm in Eva Creek, Ferry, AK. ABR also provided additional support for other wildlife questions and concerns during the NEPA process (EA development). As part of a USFWS programmatic eagle take permit and because of concerns about avian and bat mortality due to collisions with wind turbines ABR Inc. conducted Post-construction mortality monitoring at the Eva Creek Wind Energy Project for GVEA. Studies included surveys for birds and bats that have collided with turbines or the meteorological tower, and bias experiments that estimated the number of carcasses not found due to searcher efficiency and removal of carcasses by scavengers. 2011-2014

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