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25 Wind Turbines Relocated due to Raptor Concerns

Last-minute changes to the layout of a $400 million wind farm in northern Montana are planned in response to concerns about raptors in the area, the San Francisco-based developer and a Montana conservation group said Thursday.

Rim Rock wind farm is under construction on the Kevin Rim in Glacier and Toole counties. It’s home to the highest concentration of Ferruginous hawks in Montana and nine other species of raptors, including golden eagles.

Greg Copeland, development director for NaturEner USA of San Francisco, said 25 of the 126 turbines planned at Rim Rock will be erected a quarter of a mile away from their original locations.

Read the rest of the story at Great Falls Tribune  http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20120817/NEWS01/308160039?gcheck=1&nclick_check=1

 

 

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