The Ministry of Natural Resources has released proposed Guidelines for wind turbine applications on both Crown and private lands. The Guidelines set out data and study requirements for applications under the Renewable Energy Approval regulation on identifying and addressing potential negative effects on birds and bird habitats during the planning, construction and operation of wind power projects. See:
Birds and Bird Habitats: Guidelines for Wind Power Projects (2010), EBR Registry Number: 011-0112. Comments on the draft guideline are invited until December 20.