30 Jan '13, 4pm

First Wind Preparing Habitat Preserve that will Protect Threatened Bird Species in West Maui @gbelements

As part of the first Kaheawa Wind project that achieved commercial operations in 2006, First Wind implemented the first-ever Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) for a utility-scale wind project. In addition to the project’s Environmental Impact Statement, the HCP was developed to ensure a long-term net conservation benefit is provided for three state and federally listed threatened and endangered bird species and the endangered Hawaiian hoary bat, which could be affected by the project. For the second phase of Kaheawa Wind, First Wind expanded its conservation initiatives and developed a second HCP to provide additional conservation benefits for the same four species, and extended the minimum duration of its commitment to stewardship by an additional five years.

Full article: http://greenbuildingelements.com/2013/01/30/first-wind-pr...

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