Auwahi Wind Farm Inches Closer To Permit Allowing Higher Bat Take

Auwahi Wind Farm Inches Closer To Permit Allowing Higher Bat Take

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On July 25, the state Endangered Species Recovery Committee ap- proved an amended Habitat Conservation Plan for Auwahi Wind Energy, LLC’s 24-megawatt wind farm at Ulupalakua Ranch on Maui.

If the plan also receives approval from the Board of Land and Natural Resources, the facility will be authorized to kill or injure 140 endangered Hawaiian hoary bats over the course of its incidental take license, which expires in 2037.

The company’s original plan and take
license, approved in 2012, allowed the
facility to take only 21 bats. By the end
of 2016 . . .

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