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.
Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA)
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies represents North America’s fish and wildlife agencies to advance sound, science-based management and conservation of fish and wildlife and their habitats in the public interest.
AFWA has a Wind Energy Subcommittee to work cooperatively with public and private interests to protect fish and wildlife resources and their habitats during the exploration, development and production of wind energy.
AFWA also has an Energy and Wildlife Policy Committee focused on energy development and generation in North America and its impacts on fish and wildlife resources and their landscape habitats at the state, province, territory, region and international levels.
Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA)
The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) represents 23 states and Canadian provinces, spanning from Alaska to Texas and Saskatchewan to Hawaii – an area covering nearly 3.7 million square miles of some of North America’s most wild and scenic country, inhabited by over 1500 premier wildlife species.
Western Governors’ Association (WGA)
The Western Governors’ Wildlife Council, at the direction of the Governors, is developing policies and tools to assist states in identifying and conserving crucial wildlife habitat and corridors across the region.
Several states have released wildlife mapping tools that will become the foundation for displaying crucial wildlife and corridor information across the region.
Find links to state-specific wind energy and wildlife information below. This list should not be considered exhaustive. Links for state-specific resources are provided for easy reference.
Do you know of additional state wind-wildlife resources that are not on this list? Did you find a broken link? Contact us and let us know!
Arizona Game and Fish Department
California Energy Commission
Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP)
The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), a major component of California’s renewable energy planning efforts, will help provide effective protection and conservation of desert ecosystems while allowing for the appropriate development of renewable energy projects.
Colorado Parks & Wildlife
Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources
Idaho Governor’s Office of Energy Resources
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Missouri Department of Conservation
Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Nevada Department of Wildlife
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
New York Department of Environmental Conservation
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Pennsylvania Game Commission
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
South Carolina Energy Office
South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Texas State Energy Conservation Office
Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Wyoming Game & Fish Department
University of Wyoming Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources