Post-Construction Monitoring Report

As a condition of the EA approval a post-construction survey for birds and bats was 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 in 2015 and 2016, twice a week between May to October. 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 to record all ultra sonic sounds emitted by bats. The system was programmed to record sounds between 7 p.m. to 7 a.m during May to October in 2015 and 2016.

 

The annual monitoring reports can be found by following the links bellow: 

2016 Post-construction Monitoring Report: http://www.naturalforces.ca/userfiles/2016_HB_Annual_report-_FINAL.pdf

2015 Post-construction Monitoring Report: http://www.naturalforces.ca/userfiles/HB_Annual_report_2015.pdf