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New Guidance Under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act

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On February 8, 2011, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the USFWS or the Agency) released the Draft Eagle Conservation Plan Guidance, which provides Agency recommendations for siting and permitting wind power projects consistent with the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA). This article, written by ICF International, summarizes the guidance for developing an Eagle Conservation Plan (ECP) to obtain a permit under the BGEPA. Although not discussed in detail in this article, on the same day, U.S. Fish and Wildlife also issued Draft Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines.

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  • Paola Bernazzani

    Senior ManagerICF International

    Paola Bernazzani is a conservation biologist and planner supporting ICF International’s energy, environment and transporation markets. She has overseen consulting projects and coordinated environmental research and reports both domestically and internationally.

    She has worked on planning documents and regulatory compliance and has given presentations on the role of science in the planning process. She has published an article on participant perspectives of habitat conservation plans (HCPs) and is co-writing a book on the practical applications of endangered-species law. She has an M.S. in Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Resource Ecology/Wildlife Biology Group from the University of California–Berkeley and a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Anthropology from Yale University.

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Published: Apr 1, 2011
Source: ICF International

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