King & MacGregor Environmental, Inc. (KME) regulatory specialists provide the sound, practical experience needed to guide our wind energy clients through the state and federal regulatory process. KME staff understand that proper planning and identification of potential ecological challenges during the initial stages of a wind energy project may eliminate costly and time-consuming resource issues in the future.
Our experienced field biologists have conducted ecological assessments for a wide range of wind energy projects. Studies typically involve thorough evaluation of existing information, then proceed to detailed field assessments to identify significant ecological features that may occur at or near potential turbine locations.
KME provides the following services:
- Fatal flaw analysis for environmental concerns
- Bird surveys, written documentation and reports
- - Assessments of migration corridor usage
- - Habitat analysis
- - Investigations of rare, threatened, and
- endangered (RTE) bird species
- Investigations of other RTE wildlife and plants
- Wetland delineation
- Assist with navigation of regulatory requirements
Noble Thumb Windpark - Bird & Ecological
KME assisted with development of the large Noble Windpark in Huron County, Michigan
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GIS map depicting land-use/land-cover and bird sampling locations