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NWCC Webinar: Summary and Synthesis of the Latest Knowledge on Wind Energy and Wildlife

(July 5, 2017) NWCC is hosting a webinar on July 18 on Summary and Synthesis of the Latest Knowledge on Wind Energy and Wildlife...

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AWWI’s 2018-2020 National Wind Wildlife Research Plan Now Online

(June 28, 2017) AWWI’s 2018-2020 National Wind Wildlife Research Plan is now available online. This Plan highlights what we have learned about wind-wildlife issues and what questions need to be addressed, and identifies specific areas of research where AWWI will focus over the next three years to achieve key outcomes needed to ensure we meet our goals for......

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The Proceedings of the Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XI are Now Available

(May 15, 2017) The Proceedings of the eleventh Wind Wildlife Research Meeting are now available for download. Read about the Proceedings and the meeting on the NWCC website....

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NWCC Webinar: Upcoming Research on Eagle Impact Minimization Technologies Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy

(May 11, 2017) NWCC is hosting a webinar on May 19 on Upcoming Research on Eagle Impact Minimization Technologies....

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Bats and Wind Turbines: New Study Underscores Threat to Migratory Bats and Importance of Solutions to Avoid and Reduce Impacts

(February 24, 2017) A study published in Biological Conservation warns that, in the absence of conservation measures, wind energy development may pose a substantial threat to migratory bats in North America – underscoring the importance of the collaborative work on solutions that is already under way. “Our estimates about the potential population-level threats from wind......

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AWWI’s 2017 Priorities: Advancing Wind-Wildlife Solutions Through Strategic Program Investments

(February 7, 2017) The American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI) is moving ahead with our 2017 program – increasing investment in technology verification, a new focus on bats, and the American Wind Wildlife Information Center (AWWIC), among other top priorities. AWWI’s technology verification program is bigger than ever, having been selected for negotiations for two funding......

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Events

Sep
23
Sat
The Wildlife Society (TWS) 24th Annual Conference, Albuquerque NM
Sep 23 – Sep 27 all-day

Join us in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for a unique and memorable TWS experience that will include up to 900 educational presentations, more than 40 networking events and plenty of engagement and learning opportunities in our TWS Members Activity Center.

Achieving effective results as a wildlife professional requires exposure to new thoughts and best practices. It requires an effective network of professionals and suppliers who have information and solutions you need. At this conference, learn, connect and engage in ways that will help propel your career forward and inspire you to strive for even better results in the areas of wildlife science and management that are important to you.

Oct
10
Tue
Wind and Wildlife Workshop sponsored by AFWA, BCI, AWWI, and NREL, Broomfield CO
Oct 10 – Oct 14 all-day

Registration is now open for the Wind & Wildlife Workshop, sponsored by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Bat Conservation International, American Wind Wildlife Institute, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, that will be held October 10-14, 2017, in Broomfield, CO. Register online now.

This is a classroom and field based workshop held at NREL’s National Wind Technology Center where attendees will learn about current techniques for studying the impacts of wind turbines on bats, grassland birds, and raptors. Expert instructors will lead discussions topics including:

  • Wind energy development and technology
  • Pre-construction surveys
  • Post-construction fatality monitoring
  • Fatality estimation
  • Thermal and near-infrared videography
  • Impact reduction strategies and mitigation options

Click here to register. Registration is open to anyone who is interested. This workshop will help individuals plan projects, implement field methods, interpret reports, and better understand wildlife and wind energy issues. The diversity of participants and instructors will provide multiple perspectives related to these issues. View the draft agenda here.

Nov
7
Tue
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Fall Symposium, Albuquerque NM
Nov 7 – Nov 9 all-day

The AWEA Wind Energy Fall Symposium sets the stage for sharing successes, strategies, and lessons-learned with your wind energy industry peers. This exclusive, top-tier event is one of the only venues where AWEA’s committees and Board of Directors convene face-to-face. It’s a ‘Who’s Who’ of those who are driving the wind energy industry forward. And as an attendee, you will receive premier education that arms you with information, industry trends, and innovations you need to operate in an ever-changing marketplace, giving you a competitive edge to advance your organization and enhance your career.

Get Involved

AWWI’s success is based on wide collaboration with all who hold a stake in the success of wind energy and the protection of wildlife and habitat. By working together, we can move toward a common goal. Here is how you can help:

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Engage With Us

Offer your input and ideas to build the AWWI collaboration or support AWWI as a partner organization. To learn more about opportunities to engage with AWWI, contact us.

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Wind Energy and Wildlife. We need both for a healthy, sustainable planet. Your donation will support AWWI’s work which generates technological innovation, policy-relevant science, and outreach and education.

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