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Power Line Evaluation & Monitoring

Assessing wildlife interactions with man-made structures is of key concern to agencies, industries, and the public, whether the concern relates to wind energy, solar energy, conventional energy electric utilities, mining, oil and gas, state lands, or federal lands. Our staff has extensive experience studying the causes and effects of, and solutions to, avian and wildlife power line interactions, including at Department of Defense installations and national wildlife refuges.

WEST has a thorough understanding of natural resource regulations, agency requirements, and issue resolution relative to power line construction, operation, and maintenance. We have worked on all aspects of environmental permitting and compliance for transmission and distribution lines, and our team has extensive experience managing biological resource investigations and analyses in support of permitting large, complex power line projects. WEST has the unique ability to provide cost-effective solutions and planning from field offices across the U.S.

Representative Services:

  • Avian Protection Plans
  • Avian Risk Assessments
  • Environmental Planning
  • Habitat Assessments
  • Monitoring Programs
  • NEPA Review
  • Nest Management Permitting/Planning
  • Siting Evaluations
  • Special Use Permits
  • Threatened and Endangered Species Documentation
  • Wildlife, Plant and Wetlands Surveys
  • Compliance: Habitat Conservation Plans and Bird and Bat Conservation Strategies
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