Wind Farm Eagle Plan Released

A wind energy farm in Solano County could become the first in the nation to agree to protect golden eagles under a conservation plan being worked out with federal officials.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a draft of the plan on Thursday for the roughly 100-megawatt Shiloh IV wind farm near Rio Vista. It would allow for the farm’s 50 wind turbines to kill up to five golden eagles over five years, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday (http://bit.ly/1bdzyYF).

In exchange, the wind farm company would modify power lines in Monterey County to prevent the electrocution of golden eagles and take other measures to protect the birds.

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