Redwood Region Audubon is concerned about the potential impacts of the proposed wind farm on birds and the ecology of the area, and submitted a letter opposing the proposed project.
 
The Planning Commission voted against approving the project, and Terra-Gen is now seeking approval from the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors. A special hearing will be held Monday, December 16, 9:00 am at the Adornia Center.
You may also submit written comments by December 9See instructions here.
 
Terra-Gen is proposing the development of a wind farm on Bear River Ridge and Monument Ridge above Scotia. The Humboldt Wind Project includes 47 turbines which would be built on the Russ Ranch, and on property owned by the Humboldt Redwood Company.
 
Birds which use the area include both golden and bald eagles as well as other raptors. Western meadowlark and other blackbirds, and sparrows, including dark-eyed juncos are also present in large numbers. Condors are likely to use the area once they are introduced in this area.
 
For an overview, and links to detailed information including the FEIR (Final Environmental Impact Report) check the County's website:  https://humboldtgov.org/2408/Humboldt-Wind-Energy-Project
 
 
You can email your comments to PlanningBuilding@co.humboldt.ca.us and make sure to indicate Humboldt Wind in the subject line.