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 #7: Impact Reduction Strategies for Eagles and Bats
The wind energy and wildlife community are striving to rapidly develop a suite of technologies and strategies that cost effectively meet species-specific conservation needs. These include both curtailment strategies and deterrent technologies. This webinar provided an overview of each including benefits, challenges, considerations, and species-specific applications. Representatives from industry and regulatory agencies shared perspectives on the role of these strategies in advancing wind energy and wildlife conservation. Attendees also heard about a publicly available technology database and an exciting new tool in development.
- Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar #6: Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Communicating Results: How to identify and produce robust monitoring reports, Online, 15 October 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