Natural habitat photos from the White Pines site — wpd demands clearing the site now

March 19, 2016 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

Only days after the Environmental Review Tribunal found that the White Pines wind project will cause serious and irreversible harm to animal life wpd, the developer is proposing to start clearing vegetation on the project site.

Many types of vegetation would be cleared at the wind project site, as these photos show. Most of the project site is in a natural state. The County’s south shore is one of the few remaining undeveloped shorelines on Lake Ontario.

This vegetation provides a broad range of habitats and specialized habitats that are essential for endangered species such as the Whip-poor-will, Bobolink, Meadowlark, Least Bittern, King Rail, Barn Swallow, Bank Swallow, Chimney Swift and Loggerhead Shrike.

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Photos are from the developers’ Natural Heritage Assessment – Appendix G

APPEC (the Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County) awaits the Tribunal’s decision on its motion to prevent wpd from conducting any work at the project site.

 

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