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This project covers an extensive landscape assessment for a 6km length of wind turbines in North Canterbury. The site is particularly sensitive as it rises to an elevation of 500m above sea level, contains ecological values and is visible from numerous public viewpoints. Included in the assessment were mitigation measures for disturbed areas, various landscape concept plans for utility areas, road access and revegetation, and 3-D simulations from 15 viewpoints to determine how visible three types of turbine would be.