Wind energy

HWA conducts wildlife and plant surveys, monitoring, and research as part of all phases of wind energy development.  Our experience includes:

  • GPS-based research on seasonal resource selection by mule deer
  • aerial survey for golden eagle nests
  • swift fox survey and monitoring
  • prairie dog colony mapping
  • plover habitat mapping
  • acoustic monitoring of bats using Anabat detectors
  • behavioral observation of golden eagles and other raptors in and around wind energy development
  • pre- and post-construction point-counts for passerine birds