Wind turbine

Riding the same currents that power the turbines, a hawk soars near Invenergy's wind farm near Judith Gap, Montana.

Two items related to the proposed Mud Springs Wind Project in Carbon County will top the Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team's meeting on Tuesday, May 14, at 1:15 p.m. in Helena.

MSGOT members will consider executive action on a determination on areas of the project that potentially pre-date the state's sage grouse management strategy and would be grandfathered; and consideration of voluntary mitigation activities for the grandfathered area by the project sponsors. MSGOT will also discuss consideration of a future approach to mitigation for impacts in the remaining project area.

The wind farm is located on private land about 10 miles southeast of Bridger. When completed it will feature 96 turbines capable of generating 240 megawatts of power.

All meeting materials are available on MSGOT’s meeting web page. See https://sagegrouse.mt.gov/Team.

Members of the public are welcome to participate and offer comment on MSGOT’s pending decisions by attending in person.

The Montana Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program works to sustain viable sage grouse populations and conserve habitat, enabling Montanans to maintain control of their lands, wildlife, and economy by avoiding a listing of the greater sage grouse under the federal Endangered Species Act.

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