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Energy Siting Resource Library

Toolkit for Engaging in Wind Energy at the Local Level in the Great Lakes Region

This document is intended to guide chapter leaders through the often complex process of engaging with local wind projects in the most effective capacity to reduce impact to birds and other wildlife. We provide a summary of relevant data sources and other resources for identifying the most problematic species and habitats at each site, a summary of risk profiles for avian guilds commonly found in the Great Lakes region, three detailed case studies from existing chapter wind projects, and additional resources. 

The resource also includes the Audubon Huron County Wind Position Statement, which is referenced in the "Waterfowl" section on page 6.


Other resources

Comments to BOEM on New York Offshore Wind Energy Environmental Assessment
Audubon California and California Native Plant Society protest of BLM Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
Audubon California protest of Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan on public lands
Offshore Wind Energy Development and Birds in New York: Managing risk and identifying data gaps
Audubon Arkansas Comments on Plains and Eastern Clean Lines Transmission project