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Wind Turbine Impacts on Birds and Bats: 2016 Summary Now Available

(July 11, 2016) AWWI is pleased to release the 2016 update of Wind Turbine Interactions with Wildlife and their Habitats: A Summary of Research Results and Priority Questions. This document presents current scientific knowledge about the impacts of wind turbines on birds and bats in North America and how to avoid and minimize these impacts.......

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EverPower Wind Holdings and Xcel Energy Join a Vibrant AWWI

(June 9, 2016) AWWI is delighted to announce that EverPower Wind Holdings and Xcel Energy have joined AWWI for the remainder of 2016 as Friends, bringing the AWWI wind-wildlife partnership to yet another record level this year. With EverPower Wind Holdings and Xcel Energy’s decision to join, AWWI now includes 23 wind energy companies and......

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Predicting Eagles Collisions with Wind Turbines: The Science Just Got Better

(June 7, 2016) How can wildlife agencies, conservationists and wind energy developers predict the likelihood that an eagle will collide with a wind turbine?  A new scientific paper, sponsored by AWWI and undertaken by West, Inc., helps us answer that question by updating the model currently in use to predict such eagle “take.” “Accurately predicting......

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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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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.

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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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