Walker Ridge OHV Riding Area A Potential Wind Farm?

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District 36 LAO ACCESS ALERT

Rendition of what Walker Ridge would look like with wind mills

The D36 LAO has just learned that the BLM as hired a Walker Ridge Project Manager who started work on April 1, 2019.  The energy companies associated with this project are the Colusa Wind Energy LLC (CWE) that is owned by Salka Energy, Algonquin Utilities Power Corporation, and Liberty Power Corporation.  D36 also understands the BLM has signed a MOU with CWE.

D36 understands that a lot of its members ride off-road motorcycles in the Walker Ridge area.  And, that the BLM has identified that general area for OHV travel planning to designate a substantive network of high-value OHV trails.

D36 and a number of its OHV and conservation partners have long opposed various wind energy planning efforts over the last 10-15 years.  However, it seems the administration’s new energy expansion strategy has identified Walker Ridge as a potential wind farm.

OHV Route On The South End Of Walker Ridge

D36 has sent a request to the BLM asking that it be placed on the project’s mailing list and is sent copies of any related documents related to MOUs, agreements, scoping, planning, and project implementation.

Be assured, the D36 LAO will be engaged on this important issue over the next 1-2 years.

 

 

Don Amador
Government Affairs
AMA D36 – LAO