The Grassland and Shrub Steppe Species Subgroup (GS3) consists of two voluntary cooperative endeavors to identify the impacts, if any, wind energy has on grassland and shrub steppe avian species. Established in 2005 as the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) Wildlife Workgroup Grassland/Shrub Steppe Species Subgroup, the GS3 collaboratives include representatives from state and federal agencies, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, and the wind industry.

Credit: USFWS Pacific Southwest Region, FlickrSage-Grouse Research Collaborative

The Sage-Grouse Research Collaborative (SGC) was formed in 2010 under the Grassland and Shrub Steppe Species Subgroup to conduct research on potential wind energy impacts to sage grouse. The Collaborative is working in coordination with the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

For complete information on the SGC, please click here.

Credit: Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren, Flickr

Grassland Community Collaborative

The Grassland Community Collaborative (GCC) brings together stakeholders to: 1) identify critical research questions related to grassland community species; 2) secure and administer cooperative funding to conduct research; 3) encourage peer-reviewed collaborative research; and 4) identify both potential impacts and mitigation strategies to address any impacts.

For complete information on the GCC, please click here.