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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...

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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) About: 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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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. ...

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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...

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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 Click here for details. ...

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Assessment of the USFWS Eagle Take Model Will Advance Risk Prediction Capabilities

A recent publication proposes refinements to the model currently used by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to predict eagle take (that is, harm or fatalities to eagles) from collisions with wind turbines. The peer-reviewed study was commissioned by AWWI as part of its Eagle Conservation and Mitigation Initiative. Read more. ...

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AWWI Releases Issue Brief on Bats and Wind Energy

Click here to read this four-page brief, which includes essential information about bats and wind energy, including bat species that occur in the U.S. and Canada; bat interactions with wind turbines; legislation protecting bats; what we know about reducing bat fatalities from collisions with wind turbines; and what the future holds, particularly as wind expands in the Southeastern U.S. and turbines operate at lower wind speeds. ...

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