Research Meeting VII
Wind Wildlife Research Meeting VII Presentations
I. Sector Updates
II. Fatality Impacts to Birds & Bats
Updating summaries of avian and bat mortalities from wind energy facilities - Wally Erickson, Western EcoSystem Technology, Inc.
Big Horn Wind Power Project Fatality Monitoring Results, Comparison to Pre-Construction Avian Use Estimates and working with a TAC - Scott Downes, Northwest Wildlife Consultants, Inc.
Estimating Avian & Bat Mortality and Identifying Spatial and Temporal distribution of avian and bat mortality at a utility-scale wind energy development - Amanda Miller, Tetra Tech
Development of predictive models for estimating numbers of bird fatalities resulting from collisions with meteorological towers and wind turbines at wind energy developments - Jonathan Plissner, ABR, Inc
Estimating Survey Effort Required for Precise Estimates of Bat Activity at a Wind Energy Facility in Southern California - Ted Weller, U.S. Forest Service
Spatial Patterns of Nocturnal Bird Migration in the Central Appalachians - Deanna Dawson, U.S. Geological Survey
Comparing the accuracy and precision of three different estimators of bird and bat fatality and examining the influence of searcher efficiency, average carcass persistence and search interval on these - Manuela Huso, Oregon State University
III. Cumulative Impacts and Impacts to Wildlife Habitat and Behavior
Refining the Protocol for a Rapid Assessment Methodology for Wind Development, and Developing a Matrix/Key to Integrate Pre- and Post-construction Monitoring for Commercial Wind Projects Based on Risk - Al Manville, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
The Influence of Ridge Top Habitat Manipulations on Bat Activity & Species Composition at a Proposed Wind Facility in South-Central Pennsylvania - Michael R. Schirmacher, Bat Conservation International
Determining where, in eastern North America, there is the greatest potential for conflict between Golden Eagles and wind power development - Charles Maisonneuve, Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune; and Tricia Miller, Pennsylvania State University and Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Displacement Effects of Wind Developments on Grassland Birds in the Northern Great Plains - Jill Shaffer, U.S. Geological Survey
Prairie grouse display ground and nest distribution and population trends relative to wind generator complexes in northwestern Minnesota and the sandhills of Nebraska - John E. Toepfer, Society of Tympanuchus Cupido Pinnatus, Ltd.
Impact of wind turbines on the migration of raptors in Baie-des Sables, Quebec - Michael Ross, McGill University
Lesser Prairie-Chicken Conservation and Wind Development in the Texas Panhandle - Jon T. McRoberts, Texas Tech University
Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and available habitat data to evaluate the potential of a proposed wind power project area to serve as stop-over habitat for migrating cranes - Karl Kosciuch, Tetra Tech EC, Inc.
IV. Mitigation Techniques and Technology
Wind and Wildlife 101 Presentations
I. Wind Power’s Role in Fulfilling National Energy Needs
II. Siting Considerations - Karen Tyrell, BHE Environmental
III. Construction Processes - Aileen Giovanello, Tetra Tech
IV. How Wind Power Works - Rich Rayhill, Ridgeline Energy
V. Wind Energy and Wildlife Concerns