Federal & State Wind Energy Siting Guidelines

FEDERAL GUIDANCE

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Land-based Wind Energy Guidelines

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Eagle Conservation Plan Guidance

STATE GUIDANCE

Wind Power Siting, Incentives and Wildlife Guidelines in the United States

This October 2007 report details the status of wind siting regulations, incentives for wind energy development, and wind siting guidelines for wildlife issues in the U.S. The report is intended to provide baseline information about these issues as state and federal natural resource managers assess ways to proactively address concerns about the impacts to wildlife from wind development.

Updated State Guidance
The following states have updated their guidelines since publication of the report. The documents below reflect updated guidance as of July 2010: 

Arizona   California Colorado
Florida Illinois
Indiana
Kansas Kentucky Louisiana
Maryland Minnesota
Missouri
Montana Nevada New Hampshire
New York North Dakota Oklahoma
Pennsylvania South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee Texas Vermont
Washington West Virginia Wyoming
                                                              

 

 
 

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Kathy Boydston
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