Munkers Creek Wind Farm

Location: Morris County, Kan.

Client: Munkers Creek Windfarm LLC

Burns & McDonnell provided professional services for a preliminary environmental and permitting overview, as well as phase I and phase II cultural resources investigations. As part of the services, Burns & McDonnell generated overview maps and aerials that included, but were not limited to, the location of wetlands, known historic sites, sites of potential historic concerns, land use and vegetation types. The overviews and maps were used to determine potential areas of concerns and assist with the layout of the project.

In addition to these activities, Burns & McDonnell conducted a phase I cultural resources investigation to determine the known locations of known historic sites. The phase II investigation included field surveys for areas where there appeared to be a high potential for containing cultural resources that could be impacted directly by the project. This was necessary to obtain a concurrence of a no adverse impact determination for the project from the Kansas Historical Society (KHS). The results of the investigations were used to assist with the project layout.

  • Project management
  • Environmental review
  • Permitting review
  • Geographic information system (GIS) mapping
  • Cultural resources

Munkers Creek Windfarm LLC is a subsidiary of JW Prairie Windpower LLC, an international renewable energy company. The project, as proposed, was a 100- to 160-turbine facility in Morris County, Kan., that would be spread over 24,000 to 36,000 acres. The actual number of turbines needed is dependent on the turbine manufacturer selected for the final project design. The facilities/equipment associated with the project include wind turbines, access roads, collector fields, a substation, underground electrical cables, as well as laydown and set-up areas for equipment storage and construction.

  • Merchant power plant
  • Wind-powered renewable energy
  • Strategic site location