Renewable Energy Development Support

ABR has been involved with wildlife issues in the renewable energy sector since the 1980’s. Our broad range of experience with wind, wave, tidal, and solar energy and the infrastructure needed for these and other energy projects (i.e., transmission lines) allows us to anticipate wildlife–energy conflicts and be proactive in the design of appropriate studies to address these issues. Some of our key services include:

  • Tier I (Site Evaluation) and Tier 2 (site characterization) assessments
  • Avian use surveys
  • Raptor nest surveys
  • Bald and Golden Eagle surveys
  • Bat acoustic monitoring
  • Mist netting and telemetry studies for birds and bats
  • Post-construction fatality monitoring
  • Bird and bat conservation strategies (avian and bat protection plans)
  • Eagle conservation plans
  • Nocturnal radar and visual studies of avian and bat migration and behaviors
  • Threatened, endangered, and sensitive species surveys
  • Radar and visual surveys and risk assessment for endangered seabirds (e.g., Marbled Murrelet, Hawaiian Petrel, and Newell’s Shearwater)
  • Modeling collision risk and population impacts
  • Offshore wildlife impact assessments
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Landscape modeling, viewshed analysis, and change detection
  • Habitat mapping
  • Independent review and analysis of studies
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