What We Do /Bats & Wind Energy
BCI’s Bats and Wind Energy Program is working to develop solutions to minimize or, where possible, prevent mortality of bats at wind-power turbines.
BCI’s strategy centers on these key efforts:
Lead research efforts under the auspices of the
Bats and Wind Energy Cooperative (BWEC).
Facilitate communication and outreach to decision-makers, natural resource professionals and the public.
Provide professional expertise on policy and management issues (e.g., professional testimony, developing guidelines, serving on professional committees).
Conduct training sessions on techniques and best practices for wind-energy development and bats.
BCI Conservation Biologist Michael Schirmacher (left) demonstrates field data collection procedures to field crew members at the Casselman Wind facility in South-central Pennsylvania.
Last Updated: Monday, 10 December 2012
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