At the request of the Renewable Northwest Project, this report summarizes major issues associated with wind energy development and greater sage-grouse in the western U.S. Specifically, we developed a brief summary of the major threats to sage-grouse, reviewed the pertinent literature on response of sage-grouse and similar species to wind energy development, provided several stipulations to avoid and minimize impacts to sage-grouse when planning and developing wind energy facilities, and provided a framework for mitigation though habitat enhancements that might be used to offset potential impacts to sage-grouse associated with wind energy development.
Greater Sage-Grouse & Wind Energy Development: A Review of the Issues
Title: Greater Sage-Grouse & Wind Energy Development: A Review of the Issues
April 14, 2010
Johnson, G.; Holloran, M. (2010). Greater Sage-Grouse & Wind Energy Development: A Review of the Issues. Report by Western Ecosystems Technology Inc (WEST). pp 81.