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Federal and state policies on global climate change and national energy security are driving development of a variety of domestic energy sources.  Applications for development of traditional energy sources, including oil, gas, coal, and hydropower, as well as new sources such as wind, solar, and geothermal, have increased.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Branch of Conservation Planning Assistance works collaboratively with other federal and state agencies, industry, and other stakeholders to achieve development goals in ways that are sustainable and compatible with the conservation of fish and wildlife and their habitats.  Service staff reviews proposed project plans and recommend measures to avoid, minimize, and otherwise mitigate adverse impacts to fish and wildlife while achieving the objectives of the development.  Biologists also participate on various teams to create long-term development plans and to improve the efficiency of regulatory processes.  

Learn more about the Service’s role wind energy development



Last updated: September 22, 2014

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