Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expedition

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Name: Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expedition
Date: September 6, 2018
Time: 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM MDT
Holly Copeland
Event Description:
Holly Copeland of the Nature Conservancy presents "Smart Siting: The First Step in Minimizing Impacts of Wind Energy for Wildlife." 

Across the West, the number of installed and planned wind energy projects has sharply risen with growing interest in reducing fossil fuels to mitigate climate change and support energy independence. Wind energy creates a big footprint, raising ecological concerns for many species. Research and data on the impacts of wind to wildlife confirm that careful siting is crucial to maintaining healthy wildlife populations, while bringing clean energy to industry and consumers. Focusing on Wyoming, but with an eye to the western United States, Copeland’s talk reviews the current and expected status of wind projects and the leading science on impacts to wildlife species such as eagles, bats, and songbirds. She concludes with discussion of a tool that the Nature Conservancy and partners have developed to provide siting guidance and support for decision-makers and companies wishing to lessen the impacts of wind energy on wildlife.

Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expeditions are supported in part by Sage Creek Ranch and the Nancy-Carroll Draper Foundation.
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
720 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, WY 82414
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Contact Information:
Bonnie Lawrence-Smith
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