NAEP Webinar: Birds and Energy: A Discussion of the Impacts of Power Generation and Transmission on Birds and the Laws that Protect Them

December 6, 2017 (3:00-4:30pm EST)

The webinar will provide an overview of the specific laws designed to protect birds, including the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, and Endangered Species Act. Avian specialists will describe and discuss the unique impacts that power generation, such as wind and solar, and its transmission have on bird species and the different ways that the energy industry has sought to reduce avian impacts.

Moderator:

  • Mike Mayer, Senior Environmental Review Scientist, Barr Engineering Co.

Invited Speakers:

  • Kevin Kritz, Wildlife Biologist, USFWS Region 6 Migratory Bird Management
  • Diana Leiker, Senior Transmission Siting and Environmental Planner, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.
  • Kara Donohue, Senior Biologist, Southern California Edison
  • Mike Best, Bird Protection Program Manager, Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Haley Edwards Olson, Sr Resource Scientist/Avian Protection Program Puget Sound Energy

 

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