Behavioral Response of Grouse to Wind Turbines

Hatchet Ridge, Pattern Energy

This meta-analysis, published by the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC), reviewed studies that evaluated the effect of wind energy facilities on grouse. The objective was to determine the magnitude of effects of wind turbines on grouse habitat selection, lek attendance, and survival at various distances from wind turbines.

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The National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC), formed in 1994 and retired in 2020, was initiated and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL); AWWI facilitated the NWCC from 2012 until 2020. Learn more.