FWS to prepare draft Programmatic EIS for Pakini Nui, 3 other wind farms

Turbines at Pakini Nui Wind Farm are seen last April from South Point Road. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently published a notice of intent to prepare a draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement addressing the potential effects of operations and maintenance activities on the endangered Hawaiian hoary bat, Hawaiian goose and Hawaiian petrel at four wind farms in the state, including one in Ka‘u.