2013 Research Webinars
For complete information on the 2013 Research Webinar series, please click here.
Briefing on New NWCC Participation Guidelines
August 22, 2012
On August 22, 2012, NWCC staff presented an overview of the results from the survey of the Wildlife Workgroup and updated participation guidelines for the NWCC. To watch a recording of this webinar, please click here.
Briefing on U.S. FWS Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines
April 9, 2012
For complete information on the briefing, please click here.
October and November 2011
For complete information on the fall 2011 research webinars, please click here.
Compensatory Mitigation Webinar Series
Approaches and Models
September 15, 2009
An ad hoc approach to compensatory mitigation can be time-consuming, expensive, and unpredictable. States and regions are increasingly interested in developing a more systematic approach to compensating for impacts to wildlife from wind energy development. In this briefing, participants learned about three different approaches to compensatory mitigation:
1. Requirements triggered by impacts to a specific species
2. Prescribed levels of compensation corresponding to tiered classifications of habitat value
3. Equivalency through a quantitative assessment of impacts and compensatory actions
Presenters provided context using examples where these approaches have been applied to wind energy.
Framework: Policies and Regulations
July 16, 2009
In the first webinar, participants learned about different conceptions of "compensatory mitigation" by examining the laws and policies that influence the various understandings of the term. Representatives from U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, and the Environmental Law Institute provided an overview of existing policies and regulations affecting the use of compensatory mitigation for impacts to wildlife from wind energy development.
Wind Power Siting and Environmental Issues Webinar
January 14, 2009
Texas Habitat Initiatives
March 6, 2008
U.S. Forest Service Briefing on Draft Wind Energy Directives
November 7, 2007
APLIC Model Briefing
October 29, 2007
NAS Study Briefing
May 7, 2007
California’s Statewide Guidelines for Reducing Impacts to Birds and Bats from Wind Energy Development
February 28, 2007