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Monday, January 28 • 4:00pm - 4:20pm
(SYMPOSIA-05) Is Mortality Data Proprietary? Accessing Bird and Bat Collision Data from Wind Projects

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AUTHORS: Megan Seymour, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service ABSTRACT: Bird and bat collisions at wind turbines are well documented and of concern to wildlife management agencies and the public.  Data is typically collected by consultants funded by the wind project owner, and is often deemed to be proprietary even though it is collected under state or federal collection permits.  This presentation will discuss the how some mortality data can be accessed, what state and federal agencies can share, and what the concerns are with making data public.  When collision data is not shared, our ability to conserve birds and bats proactively is limited, however given available information we can infer certain mortality patterns and risk factors.  These, along with management implications will be discussed.    

Monday January 28, 2019 4:00pm - 4:20pm

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