InnoVent

THESE PAINTING ARE A PART OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT CREATED FOR InnoVent IN 2007 WITHIN FRANCE BY MR. ZIGLER AND MISS GIFFORD.

ANIMAL HUSBANDRY. Cattle congregate around wind turbines, perhaps due to the shade or wind-breaks afforded by the towers. This concentration of cattle activity also concentrates the distribution of cattle pats, which are fed upon by hundreds of grasshoppers per pat and serve as a principal base of a food web attracting birds to the near vicinity of wind turbines. It might be possible to encourage this food web to proliferate more distant from the wind turbines by fencing off the area immediately surrounding the wind turbines and excluding cattle from that area. A 50-m exclusion area might suffice; however, the fence may attract burrowing owls, which readily perch on cattle fences where they are available. It may be necessary to fence cattle out of groups of wind turbine strings, thereby minimizing the length of fencing occurring relatively near to wind turbines (Smallwood et al 2004).
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2007. 8"-11". ink and watercolor on paper sewn to cardboard.
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