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Sep
23
Sat
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.

Oct
10
Tue
Wind & Wildlife Workshop sponsored by AFWA, BCI, AWWI, and NREL, Broomfield CO
Oct 10 – Oct 14 all-day

Registration is now open for the Wind & Wildlife Workshop, sponsored by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Bat Conservation International, American Wind Wildlife Institute, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, that will be held October 10-14, 2017, in Broomfield, CO. Register online now.

This is a classroom and field based workshop held at NREL’s National Wind Technology Center 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:

  • Wind energy development and technology
  • Pre-construction surveys
  • Post-construction fatality monitoring
  • Fatality estimation
  • Thermal and near-infrared videography
  • Impact reduction strategies and mitigation options

Click here to register. Registration is open to anyone who is interested. This workshop will help individuals plan projects, implement field methods, interpret reports, and better understand wildlife and wind energy issues. The diversity of participants and instructors will provide multiple perspectives related to these issues. View the draft agenda here.

Oct
18
Wed
NASBR (North American Society for Bat Research) 2017 Knoxville, TN
Oct 18 – Oct 21 all-day

The 47th Annual NASBR Meeting will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee, 18-21 October 2017 at the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park. The hotel is located within a few minutes’ walk of downtown Knoxville, which is the proud epitome of Southern scruffy-chic culture with an abundance of restaurants, bars, music venues and other attractions. Registration for the 2017 conference will open in May. There will be a pre-conference tour and two pre-conference workshops. On Tuesday there will a through-hike to Mt. LeConte, the tallest mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. On Wednesday, a next-generation DNA sequencing workshop targeting researchers new to the field will be offered on the University of Tennessee Campus. A workshop and field trip on the biology and roosting habits of small-footed bats will also be offered on Wednesday.

Oct
24
Tue
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Offshore WINDPOWER 2017, New York NY
Oct 24 – Oct 25 all-day

Since the initial offshore event launch nearly 10 years ago in 2008, the AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER Conference program has cultivated a dedicated and thriving global community of top developers and experts, making it the largest gathering of offshore wind energy professionals in the United States.

Join AWEA in New York City for a timely and relevant educational program, top notch networking and hear exciting updates directly from developers working on the new 90MW wind farm off the coast of New York!

Nov
7
Tue
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Fall Symposium, Albuquerque NM
Nov 7 – Nov 9 all-day

The AWEA Wind Energy Fall Symposium sets the stage for sharing successes, strategies, and lessons-learned with your wind energy industry peers. This exclusive, top-tier event is one of the only venues where AWEA’s committees and Board of Directors convene face-to-face. It’s a ‘Who’s Who’ of those who are driving the wind energy industry forward. And as an attendee, you will receive premier education that arms you with information, industry trends, and innovations you need to operate in an ever-changing marketplace, giving you a competitive edge to advance your organization and enhance your career.

Raptor Research Foundation Conference, Salt Lake City UT
Nov 7 – Nov 12 all-day

The Raptor Research Foundation Conference focuses on raptor research and conservation. The 2017 conference is hosted by HawkWatch International (HWI), a Salt Lake City based non-profit dedicated to conserving birds of prey and the environment using science and education.

Nov
8
Wed
Wildlife Habitat Council Conservation Conference 2017, Baltimore MD
Nov 8 – Nov 9 all-day

The Conservation Conference, Nov. 8-9 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, is the leading conference of corporate and conservation professionals who come together for a 2-day experience of learning, networking and celebrating corporate conservation achievements. At the Conservation Conference, we’re focused on discussions that are important for corporate conservation, employee engagement and community relations. Gain valuable information and strategies to face the issues and challenges of corporate biodiversity programs, and learn techniques and best practices for successful wildlife and habitat management.

Nov
30
Thu
CLE International MBTA & BGEPA Conference, Denver CO
Nov 30 – Dec 1 all-day

Join CLE (Continuing Legal Education) International for the second annual conference exploring the complexities of federal wildlife laws and rules to protect migratory birds and eagles under MBTA & BGEPA. If you have any involvement with the federal wildlife laws on avian species, this is a conference you don’t want to miss!

Jan
4
Thu
WAFWA Mid-Winter Meeting, San Diego CA
Jan 4 – Jan 7 all-day

The annual Mid-Winter Meeting of the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies will be held in San Diego, CA, January 4-7 2018. Registration is now open. Visit the meeting website to learn more.

WAFWA
Beginning with seven member agencies in 1922, the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies has more than tripled in size to now include 19 states, three Canadian provinces and one Canadian Territory. Through this collaboration, member agencies protect the fish and wildlife resources of the West and the habitat upon which those resources depend for future generations.

Jan
17
Wed
WREN Webinar: Smart Curtailment – A Global Perspective
Jan 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Webinar #13 in WREN Environmental Webinar Series

January 17, 2018, 16:00-17:30 UTC (8:00 am PT/11:00 am ET)

The speakers will discuss smart curtailment from both the European and North American perspective.

Luísa Rodrigues, Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests Portugal

Luísa Rodrigues has worked at the Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests Portugal since 1987. She works mainly with bats (e.g., conservation, monitoring, impact assessment, public awareness, and applied scientific studies).  She received her Master’s in Conservation of Animal Diversity in 1996 and her PhD in Ecology in 2008. Luísa is the Portuguese Focal Point for EUROBATS, and she coordinates the Intersessional Working Group on Wind Turbines and Bat Populations.

Luísa will discuss practical measures reduce bat fatalities at wind farms: smart curtailment, the European perspective. Between 2003 and 2016, around 8,300 fatalities of at least 28 bat species were found both accidentally and during post-construction monitoring studies in Europe. Taking into consideration this situation, different alternatives to decrease this negative effect will be explained and their implementation in different countries will be analyzed.

Christine Sutter, Natural Power

Christine Sutter is the Head of Environment for Natural Power in the US.  She has worked on bat conservation issues since receiving her Master’s in Life Science and Bat Ecology in 1994. For the last 15 years she has focused almost exclusively on the interactions between wind and wildlife.  During that time she has developed several patented technologies that minimize interactions between wind turbines and bats and condors.  Her current focus is on SCADA-integrated detection and curtailment systems that minimize wildlife fatalities and maximize energy yield.

Christine will discuss smart curtailment for bats from a US perspective. She will describe a study that utilized real-time bat activity at the nacelle to trigger curtailment in real-time. This approach reduced bat fatalities by >80% and reduced impacts to energy yield by 40%. She will also discuss why bat exposure patterns are expected to make this approach useful and how to model this in advance of implementing smart curtailment.

 

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