Below are recent NWCC and AWWI wind-wildlife publications, which are provided for free. You will find a summary of the history and accomplishments of the Wildlife Workgroup, a guide for studying wind-wildlife interactions, and a summary of what we know about bird and bat interactions with land-based wind power in North America.
Since its founding in 1998, the NWCC has produced a wide range of publications addressing issues that pertain to wind power. To access publications from prior issues addressed by the NWCC, please visit the prior activities pages.
September 2017 (2 pp.)
This NWCC fact sheet provides an overview of current knowledge on greater sage-grouse ecology, status, conservation challenges, and current conservation efforts, and presents a summary of recent research findings on the interactions between sage-grouse and wind energy development.
Wind Turbine Interactions with Wildlife and their Habitats: A Summary of Research Results and Priority Questions
June 2017 (12 pp.)
This AWWI fact sheet summarizes publicly available information about the adverse impacts of land-based wind power on wildlife in North America and the status of our knowledge regarding how to avoid or minimize these impacts.
May 2017 (164 pp.)
These Proceedings capture and summarize the work of 37 presentations on research findings on balancing wind energy development and wildlife conservation. Major focus areas include eagle detection and deterrence, and extensive new studies on bat fatalities, curtailment strategies, and population level impacts.
April 2015 (137 pp.)
These Proceedings capture and summarize the work of nearly 100 presenters on a wide array of wind-wildlife topics. Major focus areas include technologies for detecting and deterring wildlife, assessing risk to eagles, and assessing mechanisms to avoid and minimize impacts on bats.
May 2013 (4 pp.)
This brief summarizes the key findings from the comprehensive seven-year research project on the effects of wind power development on Greater Prairie-Chickens.
May 2013 (151 pp.)
These proceedings document research, presented at the NWCC Wind Wildlife Research Meeting IX, pertaining to wildlife fatalities; habitat and behavioral impacts; cumulative and landscape-scale impacts to species; mitigation techniques and technologies; and offshore considerations.
June 2011 (289 pp.)
This resource document of the Wildlife Workgroup is intended as a guide to persons involved in designing, conducting, or requiring wind energy/wildlife interaction studies.
November 2011 (8 pp.)
This milestone document, produced as the NWCC shifted focus to only wildlife issues, summarizes the history, accomplishments of the Wildlife Workgroup since 1994.
For older Wildlife Workgroup publications, please visit the publications archive
Find the proceedings to all Wind Wildlife Research Meeting Proceedings here.