Renewable Energies and Wildlife
"An alternative energy company is constructing a wind energy facility in north-central Arizona. To date, approximately 30 wind turbines have been constructed. Overall the project site will include 10,240 acres. There are concerns that such a large scale wind farm will affect local pronghorn populations’ movement patterns, fawning areas, and habitat. The primary purpose of this investigation is to determine how the behavioral patterns of free-ranging pronghorn are affected by wind energy development and operation".
-Potential Impacts of Wind Energy Development on the Movement Patterns of Pronghorn Antelope near the Dry Lake Wind Energy Facility in North-Central Arizona
Solar. Wind. Hydro. The Wildlife Contracts Branch provides services for all stages of energy development in and around Arizona, from initial site evaluations and pre-construction risk assessments, to post-construction evaluations for wildlife impacts.
Our experienced team can help Arizona become a leader in the use of alternative energy by identifying wildlife-sensitive facility siting, implementing short- or long-term monitoring programs, and offering tested solutions to human impacts on wildlife.
Renewable Energy and Wildlife Projects
- Wildlife Community Studies at Solar Facilities
- Pronghorn Antelope Movement Patterns at Wind Facilities
- Sensitive Species Analysis along Transmission Corridors
- Golden Eagle Resource Use near Wind Farms