These voluntary guidelines provide information to help reduce impacts to birds and bats from new development or repowering of wind energy projects in California. They include recommendations on preliminary screening of proposed wind energy project sites; pre-permitting study design and methods; assessing direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts to birds and bats in accordance with state and federal laws; developing avoidance and minimization measures; establishing appropriate compensatory mitigation; and post-construction operations monitoring, analysis, and reporting methods.
California Guidelines for Reducing Impacts to Birds and Bats from Wind Energy Development
Title: California Guidelines for Reducing Impacts to Birds and Bats from Wind Energy Development
September 01, 2007
Document Number: CEC-700-2007-008-CMF
Anderson, R.; Sanders, S.; Flint, S.; Sterner, D. (2007). California Guidelines for Reducing Impacts to Birds and Bats from Wind Energy Development. Report by California Department of Fish and Wildlife and California Energy Commission. pp 165.