The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Defenders of Wildlife hosted a free, nine-part webinar series, Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Considerations for Monitoring and Managing Impacts, between August and November 2020. All webinars were recorded and are available on Tethys.
Webinar #6: Communicating Results: How to identify and produce robust monitoring reports
Understanding the impact of wind energy development on wildlife requires coordination among the various stakeholders on the recommended practices for monitoring, and consistency in how data are collected, analyzed, and reported. The former will assist in satisfying the requirements of permitting agencies and inform industry of what is expected of them, whereas the latter will allow for comparability among studies and the ability to assess the cumulative effects across the wind energy sector. Experts in field monitoring and statistical analysis reviewd the key considerations when planning a study, collecting and analyzing data, and completing reports. The webinar included an overview of mortality estimation and which estimator (i.e., Generalized Mortality Estimator or Evidence of Absence) is appropriate for your study.
- Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar #5: Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Eagles: Permitting process and best practices for monitoring and mitigation, Online, 29 September 2020
- Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar #4: Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Bats - Methodologies and technologies used to study impacts of wind turbines on bats, Online, 24 September 2020
- Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar #3: Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Grouse - Considerations for developing wind energy in grouse habitat, Online, 16 September 2020
- Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar #2: Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Federal and State Perspectives on Environmental Review of Wind Energy and Wildlife, Online, 1 September 2020