Webinars Archive

Compensatory Mitigation Webinar Series

Approaches and Models
September 15, 2009

An ad hoc approach to compensatory mitigation can be time-consuming, expensive, and unpredictable. States and regions are increasingly interested in developing a more systematic approach to compensating for impacts to wildlife from wind energy development. In this briefing, participants learned about three different approaches to compensatory mitigation:

  1. Requirements triggered by impacts to a specific species
  2. Prescribed levels of compensation corresponding to tiered classifications of habitat value
  3. Equivalency through a quantitative assessment of impacts and compensatory actionsPresenters provided context using examples where these approaches have been applied to wind energy.

Framework: Policies and Regulations
July 16, 2009

In the first webinar, participants learned about different conceptions of “compensatory mitigation” by examining the laws and policies that influence the various understandings of the term. Representatives from U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, and the Environmental Law Institute provided an overview of existing policies and regulations affecting the use of compensatory mitigation for impacts to wildlife from wind energy development.

Wind Power Siting and Environmental Issues Webinar

January 14, 2009

Texas Habitat Initiatives

March 6, 2008

U.S. Forest Service Briefing on Draft Wind Energy Directives

November 7, 2007

APLIC Model Briefing

October 29, 2007

NAS Study Briefing

May 7, 2007

California’s Statewide Guidelines for Reducing Impacts to Birds and Bats from Wind Energy Development

February 28, 2007