Lower Snake River / Hopkins Ridge Wind Facilities - Eagle Incidental Take Permit

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Golden eagle at Finley NWR

Location/Size: Garfield and Columbia Counties, WA. Puget Sound Energy's (PSE) Lower Snake River Wind Facility consists of 149 wind turbines, each capable of generating 2.3 megawatts (MW).  PSE's Hopkins Ridge Wind Facility consists of 87 wind turbines, each capable of generating 1.8 MW.

Eagle Take Permit Issued/Expires: 6/1/2023 - 1/31/2038

Authorized Take: 39 Golden Eagles and 1 Bald Eagles over 15 years

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LSHR FONSI May 2023.pdf277.93 KB277.93 KB
LSHR Final EA May 2023.pdf19.78 MB19.78 MB
LSHR_Appendix_A_1.pdf13.42 MB13.42 MB
LSHR_Appendix_B_0.pdf363.98 KB363.98 KB
LSHR_Appendix_C_1.pdf139.01 KB139.01 KB
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Eagle Coordinator/Raptor Biologist
Migratory Birds,
Migratory Bird Permits
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Bird Biology, Conservation, Management, Monitoring, Habitat Management and Restoration,
Renewable Energy, Human/Raptor Conflicts, Eagle Compensatory Mitigation,
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Portland,OR
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Migratory Birds,
Migratory Bird Permits
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Human/Raptor Conflicts,
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