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Wind Farm Development and the KFN

This page is intended to inform the public and our club members of our thoughts, concerns, research and policy with regard to wind power development.  While the KFN realizes the need for alternate sources of energy other than carbon based fuels, it is clear that wind farms can also do great harm to the environment, … Read more

Short-eared Owl Surveys

To understand their population status and their wintering habitat needs, we developed a standardized, volunteer-based survey protocol to track Short-eared Owl wintering distribution and abundance on Amherst Island and Wolfe Island. The survey protocol involved recording all raptor species observed; in light of current concerns regarding the effects of wind farm development on the avian … Read more

Owl Woods Project Update

Out of growing concern over the impact people are having on Amherst Island’s Owl Woods, working with the various landowners and stakeholders,the Kingston Field Naturalists began a project to find ways to minimize this impact. We produced a management strategy for the property. The document we produced is considered as a guide and a springboard … Read more