BLM requires wind farm to be monitored thanks to LA Audubon comments

The Bureau of Land Management of U.S. Department of Interior in Palm Springs has just approved Mountain View IV Wind Energy Project, a 49 large turbine project on 630 acres in the Whitewater River flood plain. Los Angeles Audubon commented on the project on March 9, 2007. Those comments prompted additional mitigation of one year of monitoring (carcass searches) during all four seasons of the first year of the project. Comments by San Bernardino Valley Audubon and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service brought over $95,000 in mitigation dollars to restore habitat for the fringe-toed lizard. To read the comment letter contact Conservation Chair Garry George at