Effects of Wind and Solar Energy Development on Wildlife

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This research theme informs adaptive management and siting decsions in relation to bats at wind and solar power-generation facilities.

Research projects are focused on minimizing negative impacts to wildlife from wind and solar energy siting, development, and operation. Our research develops, tests, and implements research and monitoring strategies to better assess the multi-scaled influence of resource development on ecosystems and to provide statistically sound information to land managers for mitigation and adaptive management.

The goals are to:

  • Develop tools, technologies, and capabilities to inform resource management decisions
  • Apply science to enhance strategies for management, conservation, and restoration


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