Environmental and Social Research
In recent years the company has specialized in the environmental assessment of the impact of wind energy facilities on birds in Nova Scotia. A number of baseline studies and post-construction monitoring projects have been conducted in this new but rapidly expanding industry in the province.
We have sought to set a high standard of sound methods, consistent data collection, and rigorous analysis in order to ensure that environmental assessments protect and conserve bird populations while contributing to the development of an environmentally sustainable wind energy industry.
John F. Kearney & Associates is developing and working with cutting edge technology to acoustically monitor the vast number of birds that pass unseen over wind farms during their nocturnal migrations in the spring and autumn.
The company also provides small grants to community-based organizations for the conservation and enhancement of bird habitat near our project areas.
John F. Kearney & Associates