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U.S. FWS Seeking Comments on Proposed Revisions to Eagle Rule

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking comments on proposed revisions the regulations for permits for incidental take of eagles and take of eagle nests. A simultaneous public comment period also opens on a related draft programmatic environmental impact statement (DPEIS). In addition, the Service is releasing a scientific report (“Status Report”) on the current population status and trends of bald and golden eagles. The report serves as the scientific basis for the proposed management approach and rule revisions. ...

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U.S. DOE Notice of Intent to Issue a Funding Opportunity: Wind Energy – Eagle Impact Minimization Technologies And Field Testing Opportunities

Recently the U.S. Department of Energy issued notice so that interested parties are aware of EERE’s intention to issue DE-FOA-0001554: “Wind Energy – Eagle Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities” in the near term. This FOA will solicit applications that propose projects supporting eagle detection, classification, and impact minimization technologies in three Topic Areas: Topic Area 1 will intend to support research on eagle ability to sense and respond to stimuli, in an effort to identify signals that will serve as optimal...

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Call for Abstracts for the 11th Wind Wildlife Research Meeting is Now Available

Download Call for Abstracts Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, June 10 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. The American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI), the meeting organizer, is now accepting abstracts for oral presentations, panels, or posters to be presented at the meeting. General areas of interest include (but are not limited to): Assessing direct and indirect...

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Upcoming NWCC Webinar – Developing Technologies for Bat Detection and Deterrence at Wind Facilities

Wednesday, December 2, 2:00 – 3:30 pm (Eastern) Join us for the next NWCC webinar, featuring presentations on bat detection and deterrent technologies from recipients of recent grants from Department of Energy. Presenters will describe their ongoing research efforts to develop their technologies. The webinar will be hosted by NWCC/AWWI and will include time for questions after the presentations. To sign up for the webinar or view recordings of past webinars, click here. ...

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Save the Date for the 11th Wind Wildlife Research Meeting: Nov 29-Dec 2, 2016

(October 27, 2015) 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). Help inform the agenda...

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Updated Summary of Wind Wildlife Interactions Now Available

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2014 Biennial Wind Wildlife Research Meeting Proceedings Available

The latest in wind-wildlife research is now at your fingertips! AWWI is pleased to announce the release of the official 2014 Wind Wildlife Research Meeting X Proceedings. These Proceedings capture and summarize the work of nearly 100 presenters on a wide array of wind-wildlife topics being addressed by industry, policy-makers, conservation groups, and scientists. Major focus areas include technologies for detecting and deterring wildlife, assessing risk to eagles, and assessing mechanisms to avoid and minimize impacts on bats. The...

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10th AWWI/NWCC Wind Wildlife Research Meeting Sets the Stage for Wind-Wildlife Solutions in 2015 and Beyond

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Now Available: Call for Abstracts for NWCC Wind Wildlife Research Meeting X

AWWI has released the Call for Abstracts for the upcoming NWCC Wind Wildlife Research Meeting X, to be held in Broomfield, CO, the week of December 1, 2014. The call for abstracts solicits proposals for oral presentations, panels, or posters on the latest wind-wildlife research. AWWI will accept the abstracts, which will be reviewed by a panel of experts. The deadline for abstract submission is June 20, 2014. For more information on abstract submission, please visit...

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Upcoming NWCC Webinar – Eagle Mitigation and Research

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 1:00 – 2:30 pm (ET) Join us for the first NWCC webinar of 2014, featuring Dr. Taber Allison of the American Wind Wildlife Institute. The presentation will focus on AWWI’s work on eagles, including the recently released Eagle Research Framework and the development of a voluntary lead abatement model as an option for mitigation of eagle take. The webinar will be hosted by NWCC/AWWI and will include time for questions...

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