Black Oak/Getty Wind Farm Eagle Take Permit Application

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Black Oak/Getty Wind Farm Eagle Take Permit Application

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) posted a draft environmental assessment and associated supporting documents for a request on an incidental take permit for bald eagles at the Black Oak Getty Wind Facilities. The applicant, AEP Renewables, LLC is requesting a 30-year permit under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.  Take is requested for bald eagles at its 39-turbine facility southwest of Sauk Centre in Stearns County, Minnesota. The 30-day public comment period closed on July 6, 2020; no public comment was received. The permit was issued to Black Oak Wind, LLC on October 9, 2020. Final permit documents can be accessed below.

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The Migratory Bird Program works with partners to protect, restore and conserve bird populations and their habitats for the benefit of future generations by: ensuring long-term ecological sustainability of all migratory bird populations, increasing socioeconomic benefits derived from birds,...
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A large raptor, the bald eagle has a wingspread of about seven feet. Adults have a dark brown body and wings, white head and tail, and a yellow beak. Juveniles are mostly brown with white mottling on the body, tail, and undersides of wings. Adult plumage usually is obtained by the sixth year. In...

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