The Leaning Juniper II Wind Pov.er Facility (Project) is located south of Arlington in Gilliam County, Oregon and is owned and operated by Leaning Juniper Wind Power II, LLC (LJWPII), 'Which is owned by Iberdrola Renewables, LLC. Commercial operations began in June 2011. The Project consists of 117 wind turbines, three non-guyed meteorological towers, and other related or supporting facilities as described in the site certificate. The Project is comprised of two areas, referred to as Leaning Juniper IIA and IIB. Leaning Juniper IIA has 43 Suzlon S88 2.1 megawatt (MW) turbines for an installed capacity of 90.3 MW. Leaning Juniper IIB has 74 GE 1.5 MW sle turbines for an installed capacity of 111 MW. Combined, the Project has an installed capacity of 201.3 megawatts. General habitat types present within the Project boundary are non-irrigated agricultural, shrub -steppe, native perennial grassland, non-native annual grassland, and revegetated grassland.
Post-construction wild life monitoring at Leaning Juniper II consists of five principal components: avian and bat fatality monitoring, a wildlife reporting and handling system, raptor nest surveys, Washington ground squirrel monitoring, and grassland bird studies. Raptor nesting surveys, Washington ground squirrel surveys and grassland bird surveys were conducted in the spring/summer of 2011 and were previously reported in Downes et a I., 2012. This report summarizes two years of post-construction avian and bat fatality monitoring implemented by Northwest Wildlife Consultants, Inc. (NWC) and summarizes fatalities found under the Wildlife Reporting and Handling System managed by Leaning Juniper II operations staff.