Impacts of Wind Energy Developments on Wildlife near the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge

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The USGS UMESC partnered with USFWS Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, near Mayville, Wisconsin, to study Sandhill crane movements in relation to landscape features and wind energy development using a mobile marine radar unit.  These data are being used in a modeling framework in conjunction with remotely sensed crop information, elevation, and weather data to understand how the birds behave in relation to the landscape, habitat, weather conditions, and wind turbines located near the refuge.  The work is intended to aid the USFWS with the evaluation of wind power development proposals.

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Eileen Kirsch
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