Solar MN - Permitting & Vegetation Management for Solar Developments

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June 14, 2021
Online Event

Monday, June 14th, 2021 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Solar MN Meeting Agenda:
  • Louise Miltich and Jamie MacAlister with Energy Environmental Review & Analysis at Minnesota Department of Commerce will talk about utility-scale solar permitting and developing a vegetation management plan.
  • Dan Shaw, Senior Ecologist & Vegetation Specialist with the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR), will discuss their Habitat Friendly Solar Program and recent updates. 
  • Angie Berg, Land Use Division Supervisor with Stearns County, will share local solar permitting experiences from a county with a high level of solar development.
  • Aaron Hanson, Energy Program Specialist with Leadership and Education at University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment, will preview a new GIS tool for solar siting decision support they've been developing for Murray County, and also share other solar+pollinator habitat and agrivoltiacs research.