Increased development of wind farms in the U.S. has fostered debates surrounding the siting and support for the projects. Prior research demonstrates the importance of understanding the attitudes and opinions of community members when developing projects. This article reviews a case study of an Ohio community that integrated a local survey to measure local knowledge, support, attitudes, and opinions of community residents on a proposed wind farm into the local conversation and decision-making. Ultimately the survey results informed local programming needs and an outreach and engagement strategy and provided elected officials data to guide informed decision making on the project.
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Campbell, J., & Romich, E. (2015). Residents' Perceptions Toward Utility-Scale Wind Farm Development. The Journal of Extension, 53(6), Article 13. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol53/iss6/13