AWS Truepower LLC says it has provided 80-meter-level wind resource data for the landscape assessment tool (LAT), an online map designed by the American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC).
This tool provides information about the environmental, wildlife and wind resource characteristics of a geographic area to help with preliminary screening of wind power development sites and conservation strategies.Â
‘The landscape assessment tool offers early, general guidance to assist with the preliminary screening of areas where wind turbines may, or may not, pose wildlife risks, and to help with the design of conservation plans and mitigation strategies,’ says AWWI Executive Director Abby Arnold. ‘AWWI is working with partners to make this a "go to' tool to support wind energy development while protecting wildlife and wildlife habitat.’Â
AWWI and TNC are working to enhance and expand the LAT, and are currently exploring a range of interactive applications. The LAT is one of several initiatives that AWWI and AWWI partners are undertaking to facilitate timely and responsible development of wind energy while protecting wildlife and wildlife habitat.