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AWWI Announces 2017 Board Leadership

(January 11, 2017) The American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI), a collaborative partnership of leaders in the wind energy industry, wildlife management agencies, and science and environmental organizations, is pleased to announce the election of Tim Hayes as Chair and Jim Murphy as Vice-Chair of AWWI’s 2017 Board of Directors. Mr. Hayes is the Environmental Director......

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AWWI Hosts Record-Setting Wind Wildlife Research Meeting

(December 2, 2016) The American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI) hosted the 11th biennial NWCC Wind Wildlife Research Meeting last week in Broomfield, CO. This year’s meeting set a record for attendance, with over 400 registrants representing the wind industry, consulting sector, federal and state agencies, academia, and conservation organizations. “Our dedication to improving knowledge and......

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New Online Library Makes Wind-Wildlife Research Easily Accessible

(November 28, 2016) The American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI) today launched an online public Documents Library that makes it easy for researchers and for the public to look up existing wind-wildlife research. “We are delighted to announce that the AWWIC searchable library is now open,” said AWWI Executive Director Abby Arnold. “This online public library is......

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Don’t Miss the November 9 NWCC Webinar on Wind Energy and Sage-Grouse, Organized by AWWI

(October 20, 2016) Join the upcoming NWCC Webinar, organized by AWWI, to hear results from the two research projects overseen by the NWCC Sage-Grouse Research Collaborative....

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National Wildlife Federation’s Jim Murphy Joins AWWI Board

(August 1, 2016) The AWWI Board approved the nomination of Jim Murphy to serve on the AWWI Board of Directors for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), one of the nine national science and environmental organizations that are AWWI Partners. Jim Murphy is Senior Counsel with NWF and, in addition to his nonprofit management experience, brings......

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Leading Environmental Scientist and Economist Dr. Yohe Joins AWWI Board

(July 29, 2016) Dr. Gary Yohe, Huffington Foundation Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies at Wesleyan University and a world-renowned scientist and economist, has joined the AWWI Board of Directors as its new Advisory Scientist, following a vote of the AWWI Board at its July meeting. “We are delighted to welcome Gary Yohe,” said AWWI......

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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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