Looking for tools you can use to explore the intersection of wind energy, wildlife, and habitat? This page is for you.
Users can display web-based maps featuring information culled from over 1,000 data layers relevant to the identification of potential wildlife and environmental impacts and to landscape-level screening for potential project sites. The LAT is a currently the only national decision support tool for energy development, with a focus on the data most relevant to wind energy.
LAT Fact Sheet (pdf file)
The LAT offers early guidance about possible sensitivity of a site within a larger landscape context and can help identify sensitive wildlife habitat and areas likely to have low wildlife risk. It can also inform the development of conservation plans, monitoring plans, and mitigation strategies.
The document follows a general framework for progressing through the decision process for a proposed wind project and a guide to methods and metrics for use in the necessary studies. The guide is relevant to the study of any wildlife species, although the focus is on birds and bats.
**Coming in 2014**
For information on development of the RIS, please visit our Technological Innovations page.
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