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FW: Wildlife Delphi: Round 2 1/2...  Daniel J. Alberts
 May 23, 2005 20:24 PDT 

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From: "susan" <spar-@voyager.net>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 18:20:28 -0400
To: "Daniel J. Alberts" <dja1-@nethere.com>
Subject: Re: Wildlife Delphi: Round 2 1/2...


To answer your latest questions:
   When a turbine is planned for an area where there is a known bat
hiberniculum, the distance should be determined based on what the feeding
range of the particular species is.
    With regard to a bird sanctuary, I believe there should be a minimum
setback of 5 miles but ideally - 10 miles.
   I believe more research should be done before we could all come to a more
informed meeting of the minds!

      Thanks for all your work, Dan.          Susan Parks,
                                                                Charlevoix
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From: Daniel J. Alberts <mailto:dja1-@nethere.com>
To: Michigan Wind Working Group <mailto:mw-@topica.com> ; hsgo-@mtu.edu
; alin-@nmu.edu ; e-@naturesecho.com ; elimy-@hotmail.com ;
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Cc: mtut-@batcon.org ; Koc-@michigan.gov ; Craig_Cz-@fws.gov ;
Mike_De-@fws.gov ; Burr_F-@fws.gov ; Jack_Din-@fws.gov
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2005 1:51 PM
Subject: Wildlife Delphi: Round 2 1/2...

Everyone,

Thank you for participating in LTU's Delphi Inquiry into Wind Turbines'
Impact on Wildlife. The second survey has yielded some very interesting
results. The participants demonstrated unanimous (10 out of 10) or
significant (8 out of 10) agreement on 15 out of 24 questions. Three of the
questions on which you demonstrated agreement are:

Should wind turbines be prohibited within a certain distance (onshore) of
Michiganšs coastline? (Yes: 8, No: 2)

Should the Michigan Siting Guidelines recommend a minimum distance from
caves where bats are known to hibernate?(Yes: 10, No: 0)

Should the Michigan Siting Guidelines recommend a minimum distance from bird
sanctuaries? (Yes: 10, No: 0)

Unfortunately, there was no agreement on the specific distance that turbines
should be banned from the shoreline, and we didn't ask what distance
turbines should be banned from bird sanctuaries or bat hibernacula turbines.

We don't have time to complete a third iteration. (We must deliver the final
report on May 26th.) But I would like to ask two follow-up questions:

At this time, do you have enough information to determine what should be the
minimum distance between a wind turbine and either a bird sanctuary or a bat
hibernaculum?
Do you believe a third Delphi survey on this subject could demonstrate
significant agreement (8 out of 10) on what those distances should be?

Please respond by Monday, May 23rd.

Thank you



Daniel Alberts
Lawrence Tech's Wind Energy Delphi
www.ltu.edu/engineering/mechanical/delphi_wind.asp
<http://www.ltu.edu/engineering/mechanical/delphi_wind.asp>
dja1-@nethere.com





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<BLOCKQUOTE><FONT SIZE="4">To answer your latest questions:<BR>
   When a turbine is planned for an area where there is a known bat hiberniculum, the distance should be determined based on what the feeding range of the particular species is.<BR>
    With regard to a bird sanctuary, I believe there should be a minimum setback of 5 miles but ideally - 10 miles.<BR>
   I believe more research should be done before we could all come to a more informed meeting of the minds!<BR>
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<FONT SIZE="4">      Thanks for all your work, Dan.          Susan Parks,<BR>
                                                                Charlevoix</FONT> <BR>
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<B>From:</B> Daniel J. Alberts <mailto:dja1-@nethere.com>  <BR>
<B>To:</B> Michigan Wind Working Group <mailto:mw-@topica.com>  ; hsgo-@mtu.edu ; alin-@nmu.edu ; e-@naturesecho.com ; elimy-@hotmail.com ; obcb-@aol.com ; sdeg-@nmu.edu ; spar-@voyager.net ; whyl-@aol.com ; wisco-@yahoo.com ; thes-@hotmail.com ; Jessica_-@fws.gov <BR>
<B>Cc:</B> mtut-@batcon.org ; Koc-@michigan.gov ; Craig_Cz-@fws.gov ; Mike_De-@fws.gov ; Burr_F-@fws.gov ; Jack_Din-@fws.gov <BR>
<B>Sent:</B> Thursday, May 19, 2005 1:51 PM<BR>
<B>Subject:</B> Wildlife Delphi: Round 2 1/2...<BR>
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Everyone, <BR>
<BR>
Thank you for participating in LTU's Delphi Inquiry into Wind Turbines' Impact on Wildlife. The second survey has yielded some very interesting results.  The participants demonstrated unanimous (10 out of 10) or significant (8 out of 10) agreement on 15 out of 24 questions. Three of the questions on which you demonstrated agreement are: <BR>
<BR>
<UL><LI>Should wind turbines be prohibited within a certain distance (onshore) of Michiganšs coastline? (Yes: 8, No: 2)<BR>
</UL><BR>
<UL><LI>Should the Michigan Siting Guidelines recommend a minimum distance from caves where bats are known to hibernate?(Yes: 10, No: 0)<BR>
</UL><BR>
<UL><LI>Should the Michigan Siting Guidelines recommend a minimum distance from bird sanctuaries? (Yes: 10, No: 0)<BR>
</UL><BR>
Unfortunately, there was no agreement on the specific distance that turbines should be banned from the shoreline, and we didn't ask what distance turbines should be banned from bird sanctuaries or bat hibernacula turbines. <BR>
<BR>
We don't have time to complete a third iteration. (We must deliver the final report on May 26th.) But I would like to ask  two  follow-up questions: <BR>
<BR>
<OL><LI>At this time, do you have enough information to determine what should be the minimum distance between a wind turbine and either a bird sanctuary or a bat hibernaculum?
<LI>Do you believe a third Delphi survey on this subject could demonstrate significant agreement (8 out of 10) on what those distances should be?<BR>
</OL><BR>
Please respond by Monday, May 23rd.  <BR>
<BR>
Thank you <BR>
<BR>
<BR>
<BR>
Daniel Alberts<BR>
Lawrence Tech's Wind Energy Delphi<BR>
www.ltu.edu/engineering/mechanical/delphi_wind.asp <http://www.ltu.edu/engineering/mechanical/delphi_wind.asp>; <BR>
dja1-@nethere.com<BR>
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