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Midwest Wind Habitat Conservation Plan
To meet the growing demand for rapid approval of wind energy plants, yet ensure conservation of federally-listed species, the Service and a coalition of eight states, The Conservation Fund, and representatives of the wind energy industry are preparing a Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan. This is an incidental take permitting program for federally listed species that may be impacted by existing and future wind energy projects in the Midwest Region.
Notice of Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement
June 11, 2015
We are opening a public scoping period for preparation of a draft environmental impact statement that will evaluate the proposed Midwest Wind Energy Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan. We invite your input as we develop the environmental impact statement to evaluate the potential impacts of issuing incidental take permits for covered species under the multi-species Habitat Conservation Plan. The comment period runs from June 12 to August 11, 2015.
You may submit your comments on the scope of the draft EIS for Midwest Wind Energy Multi-Species HCP and materials by any of the following methods:
Eight public scoping meetings will be held to allow the public the opportunity to talk with representatives of the Service, learn more about the process, and provide written comments. The meetings will be held at the following dates and locations:
Additionally, an online webinar will be held on July 28, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. EST (1:00 p.m CST). Information on how to access the online webinar will be posted here as soon as it is available.
Covered Species in the Proposed Midwest Wind Multi-Species HCP
Species that is Currently under Status Review
About Habitat Conservation Plans
Last updated: June 12, 2015