Redwood Region Audubon is concerned about the potential impacts of the proposed wind farm on birds and the ecology of the area, and has submitted a letter opposing the proposed project.
Terra-Gen is proposing the development of a wind farm on Bear River Ridge and Monument Ridge above Scotia. The Humboldt Wind Project includes 47 turbines which would be built on the Russ Ranch, and on property owned by the Humboldt Redwood Company.
Birds which use the area include both golden and bald eagles as well as other raptors. Western meadowlark and other blackbirds, and sparrows, including dark-eyed juncos are also present in large numbers. Condors are likely to use the area once they are introduced in this area.
For an overview, and links to detailed information including the FEIR (Final Environmental Impact Report) check the County's website:
The Planning Commission is scheduled to make a decision on this November 14. They will accept electronic submittals.
You can email your comments to and make sure to indicate Humboldt Wind in the subject line.