Other Resources

This section includes links to resources that may be helpful to stakeholders. The inclusion of information in this section does not imply endorsement by NWCC/AWWI.

WREN (Working Together to Resolve Environmental Effects of Wind Energy)

WREN was established by the IEA Wind Committee in October 2012 to address environmental issues associated with commercial development of land based and offshore wind energy projects. As the operating agent for WREN, the US leads this effort with support from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), and the US Department of Energy’s Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO). The primary objective of WREN is to facilitate international collaboration and advance global understanding of potential environmental effects of wind energy.


Tethys is a knowledge management system that actively gathers, organizes, and disseminates information on the environmental effects of marine and wind energy development.

batlogoBats and Wind Energy Cooperative

The Bats and Wind Energy Cooperative (BWEC) is an alliance of state and federal agencies, private industry, academic institutions, and non-governmental organizations that cooperates to develop solutions to minimize or, where possible, prevent mortality of bats at wind power turbines.

American Wind Energy AssociationAWEA-Logo-complete_4color

AWEA is a national trade association representing wind power project developers, equipment suppliers, services providers, parts manufacturers, utilities, researchers, and others involved in the wind industry – one of the world’s fastest growing energy industries. In addition, AWEA represents hundreds of wind energy advocates from around the world.

Partners in Flight LogoPartners in Flight

Partners in Flight was launched in 1990 in response to growing concerns about declines in the populations of many land bird species, and in order to emphasize the conservation of birds not covered by existing conservation initiatives.

aknlogoAvian Knowledge Network (AKN)

The goal of the AKN is to understand the patterns and dynamics of bird populations across the Western Hemisphere.

The Wildlife Society Renewable Energy Working Groupwildlifesociety

The Renewable Energy Working Group focuses on wildlife and ecological issues associated with the siting, construction, and operation of renewable energy generating facilities.

The Wildlife Society Technical Review: Impacts of Wind Energy Facilities on Wildlife and Wildlife Habitat

Presidents of The Wildlife Society occasionally appoint ad hoc committees to study and report on select conservation issues. The reports ordinarily appear as either a Technical Review or a Position Statement.


A real-time, online checklist program, eBird has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution at a variety of spatial and temporal scales.

cornelllablogoCornell Lab of Ornithology

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds.

aou-transAmerican Ornithologists’ Union

The mission of the American Ornithologists’ Union is to advance the scientific understanding of birds, to enrich ornithology as a profession, and to promote a rigorous scientific basis for the conservation of birds.

raptor_logo2Raptor Research Foundation (RRF)

The Raptor Research Foundation (RRF) is an international scientific society whose primary goal is the accumulation and dissemination of scientific information about raptors.

nawealogoNorth American Wind Energy Academy (NAWEA)

NAWEA is composed of universities, research laboratories, and industry participants dedicated to coordinating wind energy research and education activities in order to advance the state of wind energy technology and to develop the next generation of wind energy engineers, researchers, scientists, and innovators.

GLWC LogoGreat Lakes Wind Collaborative

Managed by the Great Lakes Commission, The Great Lakes Wind Collaborative (GLWC) was active between 2008 and 2013 as a multi-sector coalition of wind energy stakeholders working to facilitate the sustainable development of wind power in the binational Great Lakes region. The GLWC is no longer active.