The U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Ukiah Field Office in California will hold a public meeting to provide information and to seek input on the proposed Walker Ridge Wind Energy Project, in Lake and Colusa counties.
The 30-day public comment period for Walker Ridge wind energy project will end July 24. The BLM will accept written public comments during the open-house meeting. Public input will help the BLM determine the size and scope of analysis needed, additional issues to study and a range of alternatives.
Colusa Wind LLC is requesting a right-of-way grant to build a Type III wind energy project and erect up to 42 wind turbines on about 2,270 acres of BLM-managed public land along Walker Ridge, within the Indian Valley Management Area, in northern California.
The proponent is also requesting to widen Walker Ridge Road, construct a substation and overhead transmission line, and bury a collection line and tie-in to the existing Pacific Gas and Electric transmission line.
The BLM intends to prepare an environmental impact statement and a potential amendment to the 2006 Ukiah Resource Management Plan. The 2006 Ukiah Resource Management Plan identified the Indian Valley Management Area as suitable for wind development.
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