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Project Leader:  Joel Merriman, American Bird Conservancy

The Great Lakes Wind-Wildlife Coalition seeks to ensure robust consideration of and protections for birds and bats as part of offshore and nearshore wind energy facility development in the Great Lakes. Participants include representatives from federal and state agencies, conservation organizations, and academic institutions.

This diverse group has identified two primary objectives to achieve our overarching goal:

  • Synthesize existing avian and bat movement data for the Great Lakes, and identify research gaps
  • Prepare a best management practices document for offshore wind development in the Great Lakes