AWEA Wind Project Siting & Environmental Compliance Conference 2017
Mar 21 – Mar 22 all-day
Webinar: Upcoming Research on Eagle Impact Minimization Technologies Supported by the USDOE
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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 testing and evaluation of existing and newly emerging detection and deterrent technologies.

Learn more about the projects: 3 Ways Energy Department Research Will Help Eagles Coexist with Wind Energy Deployment

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AWEA WINDPOWER 2017 Conference & Exhibition
May 22 – May 25 all-day
PNNL Webinar: Advancing Renewable Energy Sustainability through Animal Acoustic-telemetry
May 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

On Wednesday, May 24th, experts from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), H.T. Harvey & Associates, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will host a webinar discussing the latest advancements in tag development and applications. Click here for more details.

Webinar: Research Programs to Understand the Environmental Impacts of Offshore Wind, Part 2
Jun 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Research Programs to Understand the Environmental Impacts of Offshore Wind, Part 2 – Vattenfall’s Environmental Research Programme at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) and the Dutch Offshore Wind Ecological Programme (Wozep)

Please join our webinar scheduled for Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 15:00-16:30 UTC (8:00 am PT/11:00 am ET) developed as part of International Energy Agency’s Wind Task 34 (also known as WREN – Working Together to Resolve Environmental Effects of Wind Energy). This webinar series supports WREN’s goal to facilitate international collaboration that advances global understanding of environmental effects of offshore and land-based wind energy development. Please feel free to forward this invite to others.

This webinar is the second of a two-part series covering research programs designed to understand the environmental impacts of offshore wind. Part 1, held in March 2017 and presented by Dr. John King from the University of Rhode Island (RI), included information on The United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) Real-time Opportunity for Development Environmental Observations (RODEO) study at the U.S.’s first offshore wind farm at Block Island, RI. See for access to the RODEO webinar.

Part 2, scheduled for June 20, 2017, will include a presentation by Jesper Kyed Larsen who will present on Vattenfall’s environmental research programme at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), which includes in-depth scientific research to inform impact assessment for offshore wind. This will be followed by Ingeborg van Splunder who will present on the Dutch Offshore Wind Ecological Programme (Wozep), which is part of an adaptive management process surrounding the legislative process for offshore wind in the Netherlands

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In this 90 minute WREN webinar, the speaker presentations will be followed by a question and answer session.
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Ecological Society of America Conference, Portland OR
Aug 6 – Aug 11 all-day

Linking biodiversity, material cycling and ecosystem services in a changing world
Biodiversity is the foundation for almost all ecosystem services. The known relationships, though, between biodiversity and material cycling may or may not inform the translation into ecosystem services. As the concept of the ecosystem service is of interest not only to scientists but also to policy makers and stakeholders, understanding the relationship between these three components is essential. The 102nd annual meeting will support sessions that focus on and explore, in general, how biodiversity is the foundation for many ecosystem services, how ecosystem functioning can translate into ecosystem services, and the role different dimensions of biodiversity play in developing such understanding.

Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife Impacts @ Estoril Congress Centre
Sep 6 – Sep 8 all-day

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.

Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) 107th Annual Meeting, Sandy UT
Sep 10 – Sep 13 all-day

This annual event provides a forum for conservation leadership and brings together more than 700 leaders from fish and wildlife agencies and conservation groups from all 50 states, U.S. Territories, Canada and Mexico in order to discuss conservation policy and management issues and accomplishments. Attendees include key decision makers in the field of fish and wildlife, including; directors, assistant directors, program managers, and others involved in fisheries, wildlife habitat, law enforcement, legal affairs, industry, as well as public affairs (information and education).

Highlights of the event include collaborative committee and working group meetings, thought-provoking Plenary Session, recognition of outstanding achievements at the Awards Banquet, Welcome and Reception, and plenty of social and networking opportunities.

The Wildlife Society (TWS) 24th Annual Conference, Albuquerque NM
Sep 23 – Sep 27 all-day

Join us in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for a unique and memorable TWS experience that will include up to 900 educational presentations, more than 40 networking events and plenty of engagement and learning opportunities in our TWS Members Activity Center.

Achieving effective results as a wildlife professional requires exposure to new thoughts and best practices. It requires an effective network of professionals and suppliers who have information and solutions you need. At this conference, learn, connect and engage in ways that will help propel your career forward and inspire you to strive for even better results in the areas of wildlife science and management that are important to you.

Wind and Wildlife Workshop sponsored by AFWA, BCI, AWWI, and NREL, Broomfield CO
Oct 9 all-day

SAVE THE DATE!!! WIND & WILDLIFE WORKSHOP, Week of October 9, 2017

Sponsored by Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Bat Conservation International, American Wind Wildlife Institute, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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 these techniques and field equipment at actual wind turbines. In addition, attendees will get practical experience using the latest software to estimate bird and bat fatalities.

The workshop agenda, registration, and hotel information will be distributed by mid-July. For immediate notification once this information is available, email Rebecca Patterson ( to be added to the Wind and Wildlife Workshop email list.