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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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Apex Clean Energy Joins a Vigorous AWWI

(January 20, 2016) AWWI is delighted to welcome Apex Clean Energy as a new AWWI Sustaining Partner in 2016. Apex is an independent renewable energy company that focuses on building utility-scale renewable energy generation facilities, from site origination and financing to turnkey construction and long-term asset management. Headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., the company has a......

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AWWI Announces 2016 Board Leadership

(January 5, 2016) 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 Nathanael Greene as Chair and Tom Hiester as Vice-Chair of AWWI’s 2016 Board of Directors. Mr. Greene is director of the......

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AWWI’s Taber Allison is Elected to the Renewable Energy Working Group of The Wildlife Society

(December 14, 2015) The Wildlife Society, a national organization of wildlife managers and professionals, now counts AWWI’s Director of Research and Evaluation Taber Allison as a Board member of the TWS Renewable Energy Working Group. Dr. Allison was elected to the Board in November 2015. TWS Working Group members focus on wildlife and ecological issues......

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Save the Date for the 11th Wind Wildlife Research Meeting: Nov 29-Dec 2, 2016 in Broomfield, CO

(October 27, 2015) The biennial Wind Wildlife Research Meeting will take place November 29 – December 2, 2016 in Broomfield, CO. This 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,......

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Science and Collaboration Pay Increasing Dividends for Both Wind Energy and Wildlife

(October 22, 2015) AWWI and AWWI partners are announcing new products, solutions, and developments that wind industry and scientific and conservation stakeholders can use in the field to conserve wildlife as they plan and operate projects. “Many years of deliberative, collaborative research are now paying increasing dividends — for both wind energy and wildlife,” said AWWI......

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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.

WAFWA Summer Meeting
Jul 21 – Jul 27 all-day
AFWA Annual Meeting
Sep 11 – Sep 15 all-day
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.


The Wildlife Society Annual Conference
Oct 15 – Oct 20 all-day
Annual Meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation
Oct 16 – Oct 20 all-day
AWEA Wind Energy Fall Symposium
Nov 15 – Nov 17 all-day
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).

Help inform the agenda and location for the 2016 meeting by taking our3-minute survey.

Read about the 2014 meeting here.

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