This guidance provides advice on measures to limit increased suitability of wind farm sites to hen harrier, merlin and short-eared owl in situations where forestry is being ‘opened up’. The aim of these measures is to limit any increase in collision risk to these species. The guidance also outlines ways to estimate the increased collision risk resulting from opening up forestry.
Guidance note - Wind farm proposals on afforested sites advice on reducing suitability for hen harrier, merlin and short-eared owl
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