Wind Energy and Greater Sage-Grouse: Sage-Grouse Research Collaborative Results

Mass. Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

This webinar was hosted by the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC).

Background on Sage-Grouse Research Collaborative

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Results from the following two research projects overseen by the NWCC Sage-Grouse Research Collaborative. The NWCC Sage-Grouse Research Collaborative was founded in 2010 to coordinate studies examining the potential impacts of wind energy development on sage-grouse across their range with the goal of informing wind development and sage-grouse management strategies.

  • Ecology of male Greater Sage-Grouse in relation to wind energy development in Wyoming
    • Presenter: Chris Hansen, University of Missouri
    • Research Team: Joshua Millspaugh, University of Montana; Mark Rumble, U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station; Scott Gamo, Wyoming Game and Fish Department; Chris Hansen and Aleshia Fremgen, University of Missouri; Jon Kehmeier and Nate Wojcik, SWCA Environmental Consultants; Garry Miller, Power Company of Wyoming
    • Presentation
  • Publications to Date:

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.
Photo Credit: CHG Male Sage Grouse Vocal Sacs-1293, Alan Krakauer