- Download: Analysis of Arran Wind Energy Project by The Friends of Arran Lake and Central Bruce-Grey Wind Concerns
- Download: Arran Wind Project Concerns by William K.G. Palmer P. Eng.
It would be difficult to imagine a natural habitat more inappropriate for an industrial wind turbine development than the one that has been selected for the Arran Wind Energy Project.
Within its boundaries is a functioning Natural Heritage System (MNR) comprised of six Life or Earth Sciences ANSIs1, three Provincially Significant Wetlands forming a 1235.6 hectare wetland complex; several migratory bird staging areas and an international migratory flight corridor; two Conservation Authority lands; recreational and tourism facilities; as well as canoeing, kayaking and fishing access points to the Saugeen River. There are also a dozen listed archaeological sites both excavated and unexplored from the Middle Woodland period (300 BC to 500 AD), of critical cultural, spiritual and historic importance to the Saugeen First Nation and to the Historic Métis of the Saugeen.