Deerfield Wind Energy Development Special Use Permit EIS

The Deerfield Wind Project Final EIS was completed in December 2011 and the Record of Decision was signed on January 3, 2012. The decision was to implement Alternative 2 that authorizes the issuance of a special use permit to Deerfield Wind, LLC to construct and operate a 15-turbine commercial wind power facility on National Forest lands. A formal complaint was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont by multiple parties on February 24, 2012 citing multiple issues of concern. Project implementation is pending the outcome of the ongoing litigation.

Location Summary

Green Mountain National Forest, Towns of Readsboro and Searsburg

District: Manchester Ranger District

Project Documents

  • Decision

    • Deerfield Wind Project Record of Decision (PDF 981kb)
      The Record of Decision (ROD) was signed by Forest Supervisor Colleen Pelles Madrid on January 3, 2012. Alternative 2, Reduced Turbines in the Western Project Site has been selected for implementation. The ROD provides the details of Alternative 2 and the rationale for why it was selected.
    • Decision Legal Notice (PDF 71kb)
      Legal Notice for the Deerfield Wind Project Record of Decision published in the Rutland Herald newspaper of record on January 10, 2012. The Legal Notice provides information for how to submit an administrative appeal for the decision. The 45-day appeal period ended on February 24, 2012.