U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
in the Midwest

The Midwest Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Find a location near you.

The Midwest Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.
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Three wildlife images from left to right: Indiana bat, bald eagle, LaConte's sparrow

Guidance

Land-Based Wind Energy Guidance

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service guidelines help wind energy project developers avoid and minimize impacts of land-based wind projects on wildlife and their habitats. The goal of the voluntary guidelines is smart siting, design and operation of the nation's growing wind energy economy.

USFWS Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines (82-page PDF Adobe PDF icon; 1.4MB)

Training Materials - a training series that uses five separate videos to cover different aspects of the Guidelines and other topics related to wind energy

Eagle Conservation Plan Guidance

The Eagle Conservation Plan Guidance explains the Service’s approach to issuing eagle "take" permits and provides guidance to applicants and biologists for conservation practices and adaptive management necessary to meet standards required for issuance of permits and compliance with the Eagle Act.

USFWS Eagle Conservation Plan Guidance Adobe PDF icon

Indiana Bat - Section 7 and 10 Guidance for Wind Energy Projects

We developed guidance to help U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists assess the impacts of wind energy projects on Indiana bats. We are sharing this guidance with  interested parties as they may find the guidance helpful in understanding the underlying rationale for our impact analyses and for guiding project development to avoid and minimize impacts to Indiana bats.

Indiana Bat - Section 7 and 10 Guidance for Wind Energy Projects

 


 

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