National Avian - Wind Power Planning Meeting I1 was organized by the Avian Subcommittee of the National Wind Coordinating Committee. Government regulators, scientists and other stakeholders met in Palm Springs, Calif., on 20-22 September 1995 to share ideas about research that could be helpful in predicting and reducing bird mortality &om wind turbines. This meeting was the second in a series.
The purposes of this meeting were to:
- provide information on avian/wind power interactions that will help meet the needs of regulators, researchers, and other stakeholders concerned with responsible development and permitting of wind plants;
- create dialogue among regulators, researchers and other stakeholders to help all parties understand the role that research can play in responsible development and permitting of wind plants;
- and allow researchers to understand the relevance of their research to the process; and propose research projects and the appropriate sponsorship.