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Momentum for Wind-Wildlife Builds: AWEA Siting & Environmental Compliance Conference

(April 11, 2016) In his keynote address to AWEA’s Wind Project Siting and Environmental Compliance Conference, March 22-23, AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan quantified the wildlife challenge facing the industry and energized the audience with his vision for successfully managing the challenge. AWWI’s interactive pre-conference forum on raptor and bat detection and deterrence technologies on March......

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AWWI in the News: Collaborative Model Shows the Way Forward

(April 4, 2016) North American Windpower, the wind energy trade publication, is running in its April edition two stories on managing the wildlife challenge. The first, from Duke Energy, takes us in the field and describes Duke’s avian mitigation program at the Top of the World wind facility in Wyoming. The second, from Stantec, takes......

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Siemens Joins AWWI — Wind-Wildlife Partnership Is at its Strongest Ever

(March 30, 2016) AWWI is thrilled to announce that Siemens, a leading provider of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, has joined AWWI as a 2016 Friend. The decision by Siemens boosts the AWWI partnership to 22 wind energy leaders and 10 national science and environmental organizations, including the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. With Siemens joining......

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Wind turbines at the Peetz wind farm in northern Colorado; The 29.7 MW Peetz Table Wind Farm in Colorado features 33 NEG Micon turbines

With the Wind Energy Production Tax Credit in Place, AWWI Engages in Ambitious Plan for Wind-Wildlife Solutions in 2016

(February 12, 2016) Read more for highlights of a few of the AWWI products and activities that are helping advance wind energy’s viability and reduce its wildlife impacts. Eagle Conservation and Mitigation Eagles are a priority focus for AWWI. AWWI has in place a comprehensive research framework and program and is developing a targeted Eagle Conservation and......

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AWWI to Hold Forum on Innovative Bat and Raptor Deterrence and Detection Technologies and Chair Panel on Research Priorities at AWEA’s Siting and Environmental Compliance Conference

(February 8, 2016) On March 22, in a special pre-conference forum of the American Wind Energy Associations’ Wind Project Siting and Environmental Compliance Conference, AWWI will host experts from the vendor, industry, government, and scientific communities to discuss the current state of technologies intended to minimize impacts to birds and bats through deterrence and/or detection, and the efforts......

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Webinar on Golden Eagle Conservation and Mitigation Models is Now Available Online

(January 28, 2016) In a webinar presentation on January 27, AWWI’s Director of Research Taber Allison discussed two new models developed for AWWI’s Conservation and Mitigation Toolbox to facilitate wind energy development while conserving eagles. The models quantify the number of eagles saved by voluntary lead abatement and by vehicle collision reduction programs, and support......

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Events

May
23
Mon
AWEA WINDPOWER
May 23 – May 26 all-day

The annual conference and exhibition for the U.S. wind industry is heading to New Orleans. Hosted by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), WINDPOWER is the nexus of wind energy professionals who converge to generate actionable ideas for expanding the wind energy economy through technology, ingenuity, and collaboration.

Jul
21
Thu
WAFWA Summer Meeting
Jul 21 – Jul 27 all-day
Sep
11
Sun
AFWA Annual Meeting
Sep 11 – Sep 15 all-day
Oct
12
Wed
NASBR Meeting
Oct 12 – Oct 15 all-day

The North American Society for Bat Research (NASBR) is a society dedicated to the promotion and development of the scientific study of bats (Chiroptera) in all its branches, including conservation and public education. The society holds an annual meeting called the North American Symposium on Bat Research, usually in October, of professional bat researchers from throughout North America, with occasional attendees from Europe, Asia, Africa, and Central and South America.

 

Oct
15
Sat
The Wildlife Society Annual Conference
Oct 15 – Oct 20 all-day
Oct
16
Sun
Annual Meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation
Oct 16 – Oct 20 all-day
Nov
15
Tue
AWEA Wind Energy Fall Symposium
Nov 15 – Nov 17 all-day
Nov
29
Tue
Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XI @ TBD
Nov 29 – Dec 2 all-day
Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XI @ TBD

The biennial Wind Wildlife Research Meeting provides an internationally recognized forum for researchers and wind-wildlife stakeholders to hear contributed papers, view research posters, and listen to panels that synthesize the most recent wind power-related wildlife research. Academics, researchers, conservation scientists, consultants, federal and state officials, NGO representatives, and wind industry professionals come together every other year for this unique opportunity. The meeting is organized and presented by the American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI).

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Read about the 2014 meeting here.

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