Experienced birder talks danger to raptors, bats from proposed wind turbines
Local birding expert Joseph Youngman presents to the Guardians of the Keweenaw Ridge about the danger to raptors and bats if wind turbines are built in Stanton and Adams Townships
I haven’t been able to make it to Stanton Township meetings, but as this meeting was on Monday, I took the opportunity to go hear the Guardian of the Keweenaw Ridge’s speaker and listen to their conversation and questions.
The full video is below, with a couple of links to different parts of the video under that, similar to my city council and county board meeting coverage.
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This meeting took place Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, in the Stanton Township Fire Hall. About 35 people gathered at 6:30 p.m. to talk about the ill effects of wind turbines and their construction, hear birding expert Joseph Youngman speak, and plan how to stop the development of turbines.
The video opens with some comments from Guardians of the Keweenaw Ridge leadership before introducing Joseph Youngman, vice president of the Copper Country Audobon and experienced birding expert.
Youngman spent some time taking questions after his presentation, not all of which related to his expertise with birds. He did his best to field all the questions but had to pass some off to others.