Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) is well aware of Amherst Island’s value as bird habitat. Whether MNR cares is an open question. Judging by their decisions at the Summerhill project the indications are not good. NextEra, the developer there, was given a permit to remove an active bald eagle nest. Just as bad as the decision itself was the dishonest way MNR handled the entire affair, as I documented at Windfarmrealities.
Reaction from the public was swift and furious, not that MNR apparently cares. There was also reaction from Amherst Island.