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Midwest Wind Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan

 

Draft Midwest Wind Energy Multi-species Habitat Conservation Plan

Main Content

Title Page and Table of Contents (28-pages) Adobe PDF Icon

Chapter 1 Introduction (40 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

Chapter 2 Covered Activities (10 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

Chapter 3 Affected Environment and Biological Resources (85 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

Chapter 4 Take Assessment and Impact of Take (152 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

Chapter 5 Conservation Plan (64 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

Chapter 6 Alternatives to Take (3 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

Chapter 7 Monitoring, Adoptive Management, and Reporting (32 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

Chapter 8 Funding Assurances, Unforeseen and Changed Circumstances, and Amendments (46 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

Chapter 9 Plan Implementation (49 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

Chapter 10 Literature Cited (77 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

 

Appendices

Appendix A Wind Project Life Cycle (18 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

Appendix B Build-out Model (25 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

Appendix C Resource Equivalency Analysis (REA) Models (42 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

Appendix D Avian Fatality Studies in the Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc. (WEST) Database (17 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

Appendix E Eagle Conservation Plan Guidance (120 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

 

Appendix F Evidence of Absence User Guide and Adaptive Management Triggers

A Framework for Decision Points to Trigger Adaptive managemetn Actions in Long-term Incidental Take Permits (99 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

Evidence of Absence Software User Guide (42 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

 

Appendix G Survey Protocols

Rangewide Indiana Bat Summer Survey Guidelines (44 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

Bald Eagle Monitoring Guidelines (20 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

Improving Methods for Estimating Fatality of Birds and Bats at Wind Energy Facilities (136 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

An Estimator of wildlife fatality from observed carcasses (12 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

Bat Survey Protocol for Assessing Use of Potential Hibernacula (2 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

Kirtland's Warbler Annual Census Protocol (5 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

Comprehensive Guide to Studying Wind Energy/Wildlife Interactions (289 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

 

Appendix H Example Conservation Easement Template (25 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

Appendix I Glossary (22 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

 

Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Volume I

Cover Page and Table of Contents Adobe PDF Icon

Chapter 1 Purpose and Need (20 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

Chapter 2 Proposed Action and Alternatives (32 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

Chapter 3 Affected Environment (172 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

Chapter 4 Environmental Consequences (194 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

Chapter 5 Cumulative Effects (30 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

Chapter 6 Additional Topics Required by NEPA (4 pages) Adobe PDF Icon

Chapter 7 List of Agencies, Organizations, and Persons to Whom Copies of the Draft EIS are Sent Adobe PDF Icon

Chapter 8 and 9: Preparers and References Adobe PDF Icon

 

Volume II

Cover and Table of Contents and Appendix A Adobe PDF Icon

Appendix B Adobe PDF Icon

Appendix C Adobe PDF Icon

Appendix D Adobe PDF Icon

Appendix E Adobe PDF Icon

Appendix F Adobe PDF Icon

Appendix G Adobe PDF Icon

 


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Last updated: August 29, 2018