Snefjord Vindpark. Vurdering av konsekvenser for landskap, flora, fauna, friluftsliv, kulturminner og reindriftsnæring
AuthorTombre, Ingunn; Andersen, Oddgeir; Barlindhaug, Stine; Bjerke, Jarle W.; Erikstad, Lars; Frivoll, Vigdis Irene; Johnsen, Trond Vidar; Sloreid, Svein Erik; Strann, Karl Birger; Svestad, Asgeir; Tømmervik, Hans
This report summarises consequences of a planned wind park at the Sneqord peninsula, Måsøy municipality. Impact assessments are conducted for landscape perspectives, flora, fauna, outdoor recreation, cultural heritage and reindeer herding. The whole peninsula, 150 km2. is evaluated, with the main focus on higher parts where the potential wind turbines will be located. For the landscape, a wind park is assessed to involve medium negative consequence. This is based on pristine criteria of the landscape. No red-listed plants or plant communities were registered, and for the theme flora negative consequences were assessed as minimal. Also for outdoor activities, consequences were assessed as minimal, since there is relatively little outdoor activity on the peninsula. For fauna, on the other hand, the negative consequences are assessed as large due to several red-listed species (both bird of prey and others) that breed and use the open air on the peninsula. For the theme cultural heritage, consequences may be large if new findings appear at a later stage within the area. The potential for such findings is very large. For known cultural monuments and environments, which are located along the coast line around the peninsula, consequences are assessed from no consequences to large, negative consequences. In summary, however. consequences are assessed as medium negative for the known findings. Reindeer herding is assessed to be largely affected by a wind park. The whole peninsula is an important calving area, and during the calving period the animals are very vulnerable. The lack of available neighbouring sites also involves a negative pressure on larger parts of the region. Actions to reduce negative effects are suggested.