Environmental Studies, Permitting & Solutions.
WIND ENERGY SERVICES
Catena has provided services to wind energy projects in Montana since 2009.
Our experience is diverse and has encompassed all project phases. We have conducted siting evaluations on extensive portions of Montana with the highest development potential, advising clients on leasing and project acquisition. Subsequent to project site selection, we have conducted environmental studies, supported facility siting, assisted with permitting and provided other services to address environmental concerns. We have advised clients in support of many utility-scale wind energy projects in Montana, including projects currently in operation and others in various stages of development.
We are experienced with working through the recommendations
of US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Land Based Wind Energy Guidelines (WEG) and Eagle
Conservation Plan Guidance (ECPG). We frequently conduct studies to evaluate potential
impacts to wildlife and related resources and support applications for Eagle
Incidental Take Permits (EITP). Our biologists are familiar with local species
and habitats, Montana species of concern (SOC), local raptor nesting behavior
and phenology, and typical nest distributions.
Core services provided to the wind industry include: