Post-Construction Monitoring Report

As a condition of the EA approval a post-construction survey for birds and bats had to be implemented. From this, a study was conducted onsite to determine the effects of the Wind Farm on the bird and bat community.

Surveys were initiated in the morning at first light, prior to sunrise, to minimize loses due to scavengers. The searches were conducted twice a week between May 5 to October 30. During this time, there were no discovery of birds or bats at either turbine.

An Acoustic Monitoring system was also put in place within the wind farm in order to record all ultra sonic sounds emitted by bats. The system was programmed to record sounds between 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. The system was in use from May 19 to October 27, 2015.

 

The full report can be found by following the link bellow: 

 

http://www.naturalforces.ca/userfiles/HB_Annual_report_-_Jan_20161.pdf