The 14th Wind Wildlife Research Meeting was held November 15-17, 2022, in Kansas City, Missouri.
The biennial Wind Wildlife Research Meeting provides an internationally recognized forum for researchers and stakeholders to share and engage on the latest science focused on better understanding the risk of wind energy to wildlife and developing solutions to avoid, minimize, and offset impacts. The meeting also brings together thought leaders to discuss priority topics and themes in the wind-wildlife arena.
The 14th Wind Wildlife Research Meeting featured a variety of on-demand and live content presented by U.S. and international experts.
WWRM 2022 Proceedings
The anticipated build-out of renewable energy development over the next 10 to 15 years is staggering, presenting both challenges and barriers in the path toward mitigating climate change through an energy transition that simultaneously facilitates wildlife conservation. Solving this immense challenge will require work across sectors to identify and evaluate solutions. These proceedings document current research pertaining to wind energy-related wildlife impacts from collision and displacement; the cumulative and potential population-level effects from both climate change and wind energy development; and technological advances to avoid, minimize, and offset these impacts. As the window of opportunity to prevent the most catastrophic consequences of climate change narrows, these proceedings reflect discussions among stakeholders – scientists, government wildlife agencies, wind energy developers, and conservation organizations – who are working to understand and develop solutions to mitigate risk to wildlife from wind, on and offshore, as we work to meet renewable energy targets to mitigate climate change.
Wildlife Monitoring Workshop Results
As part of the 2022 Wind Wildlife Research Meeting, REWI and NREL hosted the Wildlife Monitoring Workshop: A strategic conversation to increase the management value of post-construction monitoring. View the Wildlife Monitoring Workshop Results here.