Natura were commissioned by EcoWindPower and Jennings O’Donovan to undertake the ecological assessment of a wind farm at Lough Cuill near Donegal town. The work involved detailed baseline surveys, impact assessment and appropriate assessment under the EU Habitats Directive.
Natura carried out a Stage 1 (Screening for Appropriate Assessment) and Stage 2 (Natura Impact Report) for the proposed Wind Farm. This involved an assessment of the proposed project, to assess whether it would be likely to have an adverse affect on any Natura 2000 sites in the area. The extensive survey work carried out by Natura in the preparation of the EIS (breeding birds, wintering birds and habitats) was used to inform the AA process.