Golden Eagle Study
The golden eagle population status largely affects the manner by which EDPR develops and operates its wind projects in adherence with the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Action (BGEPA).
EDPR has contributed funding to the Oregon Eagle Foundation (OEF) and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to conduct state-specific efforts to understand population status of eagles in those states. Thus far, OEF has completed four years of surveys, and WDFW has completed two years.
Results of these surveys are forthcoming, but initial results do not indicate that Washington and Oregon eagle populations are in large decline.