The proposed project is in the towns of Stark and Warren, Herkimer County, N.Y.
“This is a very large project that is being built in good habitat for grassland birds, and potentially in migration routes for raptors. Many of these species are in decline, and impacts from this project will exacerbate that decline, especially from habitat degradation. In addition, the DEIS and Avian Impact Assessment do not adequately address the use of the area by Short-eared Owls for foraging during the fall and winter, and possible nesting. …
“One season of on-site surveys for breeding birds does not provide enough data and completely assess the full complement of breeding species at a location. There is variability from year to year and multiple seasons are necessary.”
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