Wind Power and its Effect on Wildlife

You’ve probably seen the massive white windmill-like towers dotting Colorado’s eastern plains, used for harvesting wind energy. There’s no question that wind is an important new source of energy for electric power generation. But how do these giant propellers affect birds and other wildlife? The Colorado Division of Wildlife held a three-day conference on this subject in 2006; you can read the report and abstracts from the conference here [sorry; that link is broken]. DOW also put together a helpful Informational Resource Guide on the topic, available from our library. For more information on wildlife and Colorado’s new energy sources, visit the Energy page on the DOW’s website.

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