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App C-13 Wildlife Protection ~ Acciona Industrial Wind / FEIS /Cape Vincent New york

App C-13 Wildlife Protection ~ Acciona Industrial Wind / FEIS /Cape Vincent New york

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Acciona's St. Lawrence Wind Complex ~ FEIS
Wildlife protection plan
Acciona's St. Lawrence Wind Complex ~ FEIS
Wildlife protection plan

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W ildlifeProtection Plan
forthe Sf LawrenceWindl)O Wer Project,
JeffersonCounty, New York
Prepared/or;
Sl.Law rence Windpower LLC
PeterDuprey, Chief Exeeutlve Officer
AccionaEnergy N.A. Corp.
333 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, lL 60606
Contact! Agent: Blayne Gunderman, Envlronmental Manager
Prepared by:
David Tidherand David P. Young
Western EcoSystems Technology. Inc.
26 North Main St.,Waterbury Vermont 05676
and2003 CentralAve., Cheyenne Wyoming 82001
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WEST,Inc
April25~2010
Table of Contents
1.0 lNTRODIICTION
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1.1 Definition of WPP and OutlineofObjeorives
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Taxa! Sensitive Species for theSaint Lawrence WindpQwer Project
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1.3 Prqiect Description
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1.4 ProjectArea Description
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2.0 CORPORATEPOLICY
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3.0 REGULATORY REQUlREM NTS
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3,I federal Regulatory 'Requirements
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3.2 State Regulatory Requirements
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4.0 Blanding's
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4, I Blanding'sTuttle Avoidance
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4,2 Blanding's TurtleM inim ization
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4.3 Blanding s Turtle Monitoring
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5.0 BiRDS
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5.\Migratory and \vjntoring Birds including Raptors, Waterfowl and Other Species
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5.1.1 Estimated impacts to Birds
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5.1.4 Migratory and Over-W inter Bird ImpactM in imizstion
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5.2 Breeding Birds;
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5.2.1 Breeding BirdM inlm lzation
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5.3 Sensitive Bird Species
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5..3.1 Wetland Birds
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5.3.2 Grassland birds
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5.3.3 Raptors
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5,3.3.1 Northern Harrier
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5.3.3.2 Short-eared Owl
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5.3.4 Sensitive BirdSpeciesA,'oidIlIlC"'
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5.3.5 Sensitive Bird Species Mtnirniznrto n
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5.3.6 Sensitive Bird Species Mitigation
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6.0 BATS
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6.1 Migratoryand Resident Bat Species
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6.1.1 Migratory and Resideot Bat Avoidance and Minhnization
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6.2 ButSpecies of Concern -IndianaBOl
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6.2.1 Indiana BotAvoidance
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6.2.2 IndianaBat Minimization
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7.0 SCIENTIFIC MONITORING STUDIES
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"1 .18tl'([ andBatFatalityMonitoringStudy
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7.2 BotAcoustic MonlloringStudy
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7.3 Bat Genetic Study
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7.4 IndianaBat Research andM onitoring
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7.'1.1 IndL81l1lBat MonitoringStudy
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7.4.2 IndianaBat Research
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7.5 Raptor MlgratlonStudy
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7.6 BirdHabituation and AvoidanceStudy ,
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7.7\Vinterulg Short-eared owlStudy
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7.8 Scientific Monitoring Reportlng
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7.8.1Disposition of Data
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7.8.2R eports
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8.0 lNfORM.AL MONITORIN'G' ,.,
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8.1Construction Monitoring
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8.2L ong-term OperationalM onitoring.,
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8.2.1 On-siteM onltnrlngProtocol
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8.2.2On-Sire Reporting .."
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8.2.3 On~SiteTraining
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