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BlandIngs Turtle Report St. Lawrence Wind

BlandIngs Turtle Report St. Lawrence Wind

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Blandings turtle, wind complex
Blandings turtle, wind complex

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InvestigationandEvaluationofPotentialBlanding'sTurtleHabitatattheSt.LawrenceWindpowerProject
FinalReport
December2007
Preparedfor:
St.LawrenceWindpower,LLC122SouthPointStreetCapeVincent,NY13618RiveredgeAssociates,LLC58OldRiverRoadMassena,NewYork13662
 
Sf.LawrenceWindpower
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RiveredgeAssociates
INVESTIGATIONANDEVALUATIONOFBLANDING'STURTLEHABITAT
TABLEOFCONTENTS
1.0INTRODUCTION32.0BACKGROUND43.0METHODS""64.0FIELDINVESTIGATIONANDRESULTS74.1WetlandsWithoutPotentialBlanding'sTurtleHabitatInorAdjacenttotheProjectArea"74.2WetlandsWithPotentialBlanding'sTurtleHabitatInorAdjacenttotheProjectArea.84.2.1NYSDECWetlandV-184.2.2NYSDECWetlandST-684.3WetlandsWithoutPotentialBlanding'sTurtleHabitatAlongtheOverheadTransmissionInterconnectROW".""94.4WetlandsWithPotentialBlanding'sTurtleHabitatAlongtheOverheadTransmissionInterconnectROW94.4.1WetlandOT3104.4.2WetlandOT7";104.4.3WetlandsOT9andOT10105.0CONCLUSIONSANDRECOMMENDATIONS126.0REFERENCES21AttachmentA:PhotographicLog23
 
INVESTIGATIONANDEVALUATION
OFBLANDING'S
TURTLEHABITAT
St.LawrenceWine/power
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RiveredgeAssociates
1.0INTRODUCTION
RiveredgeAssociates(Riveredge)wascontractedbySt.LawrenceWindpower,LLC,toperformaninvestigationandevaluationofpotentialBlanding'sturtlehabitatattheSt.LawrenceWindpowerProjectintheTownofCapeVincent,JeffersonCounty,NewYork.St.LawrenceWindpowerisproposingtodevelopawind-poweredelectrical-generatingfacilitythatwouldconsistofupto86turbinelocationsandapproximately41milesofconsolidatedinfrastructurecorridorconsistingofgravelaccessroadsandundergroundinterconnectcables.Theprojectalsoincludesanelectricalsubstation,anoperationsandmaintenancebuilding,andanine-milelongoverheadtransmissionlinethatfollowsanabandonedrailroadbed.AnumberofwetlandsoccurinthevicinityoftheSt.LawrenceWindpowerProject,andthesewetlandscouldprovidehabitatforthestate-listedthreatenedspeciesBlanding'sturtle
(Emydoideablandingiii.
RiveredgeperformedfieldsurveystoidentifyandevaluatewetlandsandadjacentareasfortheirpotentialassuitableBlanding'sturtlehabitat.TheprimarypurposesofRiveredge'sinvestigationwere1)toevaluatethewetlandsandadjacentareastodeterminewhetherthevegetativestructure,vegetativespeciescomposition,andotherhabitatparametersrepresentsuitablehabitatforBlanding'Sturtleforforaging,nesting,oroverwintering,and2)toproviderecommendationstoavoidormitigatepotentialimpactsfromtheproposedprojectonBlanding'sturtlesandtheirhabitat.TheoverallinvestigationareaandthewetlandsinvestigatedareillustratedinFigureI.Thisreportsummarizesthepurpose,background,methods,results,andrecommendationsofRiveredge'sBlanding'sturtlehabitatinvestigationattheproposedSt.LawrenceWindpowerProject.

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