July 18 NWCC Webinar: Summary and Synthesis of the Latest Knowledge on Wind Energy and Wildlife

Summary and Synthesis of the Latest Knowledge on Wind Energy and Wildlife
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
2:00 – 3:30pm ET
In conjunction with the upcoming release of AWWI’s 2017 update to “Wind Turbine Interactions with Wildlife and Their Habitats: A Summary of Research Results and Priority Questions,” this webinar will present a summary and synthesis of current knowledge and recent findings on wind energy and wildlife. The webinar will feature the following topics and presenters:

Migratory Birds and Raptors (Ian Evans and Taber Allison, AWWI)

July 5, 2017


Save the Date! Wind & Wildlife Workshop sponsored by AFWA, BCI, AWWI, and NREL, Week of October 9, 2017

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Wind & Wildlife Workshop Oct 2017
Week of October 9, 2017
National Wind Technology Center
Broomfield, Colorado
This is a classroom and field based workshop held at NREL’s National Wind Technology Center in Broomfield, CO, where attendees will learn about current techniques for studying the impacts of wind turbines on bats, grassland birds, and raptors. Expert instructors will lead discussions topics including:

Pre-construction surveys
Post-construction fatality monitoring
Fatality estimators
Thermal and near-infrared videography
Impact reduction strategies and mitigation options

Attendees will gain hands-on experience using

June 23, 2017


The Proceedings of the Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XI are Now Available

The Proceedings of the eleventh Wind Wildlife Research Meeting, available for download here, capture and summarize the work of 37 presentations on research findings offering progress to wind-wildlife stakeholders and solutions that balance both wind energy development and wildlife conservation.
Many sessions focused on eagles, with presentations on range and migration, topographic siting, monitoring protocols, and advanced tools for detection and deterrence. Extensive new studies on bats included refined turbine curtailment strategies, methods for estimating fatality, offshore behavior, and

May 12, 2017


May 19 NWCC Webinar: Research on Eagle Impact Minimization Technologies

Upcoming Research on Eagle Impact Minimization Technologies Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy
Friday, May 19, 2017
Noon – 1:30pm (Eastern)
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently allocated more than $3 million across six institutions to support research into technologies to minimize eagle impacts from wind turbines, with the goal of facilitating the development of clean energy infrastructure that keeps wildlife safe.
This webinar will feature overviews of all selected research projects, including explorations into how to create more effective deterrents and

May 9, 2017


Record-Setting NWCC Wind Wildlife Research Meeting Features Research on Progress and Solutions

The American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI) hosted another successful NWCC Wind Wildlife Research Meeting the week of November 28, 2016, in Broomfield, CO. The meeting set a record for attendance, with over 400 registrants representing the wind industry, consulting sector, federal and state agencies, academia, and conservation organizations.
Over the three-day meeting, participants heard from 37 presentations and 60 posters, sharing and learning from the most recent science in the wind-wildlife community. “We’ve been doing this for more than twenty years,” began

December 12, 2016


Wind Wildlife Research Meeting Agenda Highlights

The biennial Wind Wildlife Research Meeting provides an internationally recognized forum for researchers and wind-wildlife stakeholders to hear contributed papers, view research posters, and listen to panels that synthesize the most recent wind power-related wildlife research. Academics, researchers, conservation scientists, consultants, federal and state officials, NGO representatives, and wind industry professionals come together every other year for this unique opportunity. Read highlights from the agenda below.
Extensive New Research on Bats
Bats are a species group that you will encounter

November 7, 2016


Don’t Miss the November 9 NWCC Webinar on Wind Energy and Sage-Grouse

Wind Energy and Greater Sage-Grouse: Sage-Grouse Research Collaborative Results
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
2:00 – 3:30pm ET
Join us to hear results from the following two research projects overseen by the NWCC Sage-Grouse Research Collaborative:
Ecology of male Greater Sage-Grouse in relation to wind energy development in Wyoming
Presenters: Joshua Millspaugh, University of Montana and Chris Hansen, University of Missouri
Research Team: Joshua Millspaugh, University of Montana; Mark Rumble, U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station; Scott Gamo, Wyoming Game and Fish Department; Chris Hansen and Aleshia Fremgen,

October 20, 2016


U.S. Department of Energy Request for Information: Wind Wildlife Operational Minimization and Compensatory Mitigation Research Needs

The Energy Department is inviting input from the public regarding a potential funding opportunity to

refine and improve wind turbine operational strategies for reducing impacts to bats and
validate tools for compensatory mitigation to help ensure that impacts to eagles at wind farms are offset by reductions in impacts outside of wind farms.

The deadline for responses is 12:00pm EDT on October 11, 2016.
Learn more about the Wind Wildlife Request for Information.

September 29, 2016


Wind Turbine Impacts on Birds and Bats: 2016 Summary Now Available

AWWI is pleased to release the 2016 update of Wind Turbine Interactions with Wildlife and their Habitats: A Summary of Research Results and Priority Questions. This document presents current scientific knowledge about the impacts of wind turbines on birds and bats in North America and how to avoid and minimize these impacts.
“The research summarized here is key to understanding and minimizing the impacts of wind turbines on birds, bats, and other wildlife,” said AWWI Director of Research and Evaluation

September 21, 2016


WREN Webinar on Assessing Marine and Avian Wildlife Off the New York Coast – July 21

Webinar #8 in WREN (in cooperation with NYSERDA) Environmental Webinar Series
July 21, 2016 @ 15:00 – 16:30 UTC
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July 11, 2016