Wild Horse Wind and Solar Project Conservation Easement Monitoring
KCCD was contracted by Puget Sound Energy (PSE) to conduct monitoring of the Conservation Easement granted to the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife. In the process of licensing the Wild Horse Wind Power Project (WHWPP), PSE agreed to establish a voluntary conservation easement on the privately owned parcels included in the project area. The conservation easement was executed with the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) in December 2008.
In August 2009, PSE entered into an agreement with the KCCD to complete the baseline documentation report and the annual monitoring of the easement area for a period of 10 years. The easement aids WDFW and PSE in protecting the site’s conservation values while being managed as a working landscape for wind power generation, solar power generation, cattle grazing, hunting, public recreation and other uses as stated in the Baseline Reports. The conservation values of the property are elk and other wildlife, springs, creeks, riparian areas and shrub-steppe lands. These elements will be preserved through sound land management practices that preclude any activity that would unreasonably impair the conservation values of the property. Learn more about WHWPP here . . .