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Because wind turbines have the potential to kill, injure, and displace wildlife as well as fragment and degrade wildlife habitat throughout the life of the project, it is important to the wind energy producer that wildlife populations remain secure and so that they will not require additional protections (such as listing under the ESA). Following the recommended guidance in this document, meeting with the Services’ Wyoming Field Office biologists, and incorporating up-to-date best management practices, demonstrates willingness and intent to conserve species protected by the MBTA, Eagle Act, and ESA.

 

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Last updated: April 10, 2013