Up in the air: Questions remain about eagles and wind turbines in Botetourt County #VA

By National Wind Watch Nearly eight years ago, a clean energy company hoping to build a wind farm atop a Botetourt County ridge hired a professional birdwatcher to find out if soaring eagles and towering turbines could coexist. A field biologist with Western EcoSystems Technology repeatedly hiked to four vantage points on North Mountain, where she spent two days each month for the next year looking for American bald eagles and eastern golden eagles. The count: three bald and eight golden eagles. Based on . . .

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