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AWWI Bat Issue Brief Now Available

(May 31, 2016) Essential information about bats and wind energy is now at your fingertips thanks to this new brief from AWWI. Learn about bat species that occur in the U.S. and Canada (including two species that feed on nectar, not insects); bat interactions with wind turbines (three species of migratory tree-roosting bats, which forage for insects......

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AWWI in the News: Partnering for Success

(May 12, 2016) North American Windpower, the wind energy trade publication, is running in its May issue an article by AWWI’s Abby Arnold. Abby’s article shows how the AWWI collaborative model has proven its worth in terms of process and results. The article also argues that the collaborative approach can provide the basis for the much......

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Wind Wildlife Research Meeting Call for Abstracts Now Available

(May 9, 2016) The siting and operation of wind energy continues to expand in the U.S. and around the world. The science, policy, and technology of wind energy’s interactions with wildlife and wildlife habitats are also expanding at a rapid pace, including: the release of new rules, operational requirements, permit programs, and conservation guidance for......

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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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The Wildlife Society Annual Conference
Oct 15 – Oct 20 all-day
Annual Meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation
Oct 16 – Oct 20 all-day
NWCC Webinar: Wind Energy and Greater Sage-Grouse-Sage-Grouse Research Collaborative Results
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join the upcoming NWCC Webinar, organized by AWWI, to hear results from the two research projects overseen by the NWCC Sage-Grouse Research Collaborative. Click here for more details and to register.

AWEA Wind Energy Fall Symposium
Nov 15 – Nov 17 all-day
Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XI @ Omni Interlocken Hotel
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).

Visit the meeting website for the latest details.

AWEA Wind Project Siting & Environmental Compliance Conference 2017
Mar 21 @ 3:52 pm – Mar 22 @ 4:52 pm
Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife Impacts @ Estoril Congress Centre
Sep 6 @ 3:51 pm – Sep 8 @ 4:51 pm

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