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