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, University of Missouri; Jon Kehmeier and Nate Wojcik, SWCA Environmental Consultants; Garry Miller, Power Company of Wyoming
Effects of a Wind Energy Development on Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat Selection and Population Demographics in Southeastern Wyoming
Presenter: Chad LeBeau, Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.
Research Team: Chad LeBeau, Greg Johnson, Ryan Nielson, Mandy Kauffman, and Trent McDonald, Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.; Matthew Holloran, Wyoming Wildlife Consultants, currently at Operational Conservation; Jeffrey Beck, University of Wyoming; Eli Rodemake, Wyoming Wildlife Consultants, Currently at Image Spatial Consulting
The NWCC Sage-Grouse Research Collaborative was founded in 2010 to coordinate studies examining the potential impacts of wind energy development on sage-grouse across their range with the goal of informing wind development and sage-grouse management strategies.
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. The meeting is organized and presented by the American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI).
The 4th Conference on Wind energy and Wildlife impacts (CWW 2017) will be held in Estoril, Portugal on 6 – 8 September, 2017.
Despite significant advances in recent years in our understanding of the impacts of wind energy on wildlife, challenges remain regarding planning and policy, assessment of direct and indirect effects on wildlife, methodological approaches, technology development, and mitigation strategies and their effectiveness. The CWW 2017 aims to maintain and promote the international cooperation among researchers, developers, regulators and stakeholders that over the years have contributed to building knowledge on this topic.
Based on the success of previous conferences, organizers expect to reach over 300 participants representing private and public companies, universities, professional groups and governmental agencies worldwide. The conference venue will include ample space for technical sessions as well as an exhibition area where developers, technology suppliers and other members of the industry can present their services and products.