Towards Natural life Benevolent Wind Control An Emphasis on the Incomparable Lakes.


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Towards Untamed life Inviting Wind Control An Attention on the Incomparable Lakes Sorted out by: U.S. Fish and Natural life Administration U.S. Ecological Insurance Organization Awesome Lakes Bowl Environment Group Great Lakes National Project Office Illinois Common History Overview U.S. Land Study
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Towards Wildlife Friendly Wind Power A Focus on the Great Lakes Organized by: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Ecological Protection Agency Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem Team Great Lakes National Program Office Illinois Natural History Survey U.S. Topographical Survey Hilton Toledo and Dana Conference Center, Toledo, Ohio Lucas Auditorium June 27-29, 2006

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Towards Wildlife Friendly Wind Power A Focus on the Great Lakes Welcome to the First Ever Conference Dedicated to Addressing Wildlife Issues of Wind Energy Development A Great Lakes Focus – But appropriate anyplace To give great data – to permit great, supportable choices

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GREAT LAKES BASIN ECOSYSTEM TEAM WILDLIFE AND WIND ENERGY INITIATIVE DECEMBER 2004 GLBET MEETING Shedd Aquarium Chicago “ … is anybody … working with wind energy?” Bob Russell – Great Lakes Migratory Birds Team Update

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GREAT LAKES BASIN ECOSYSTEM TEAM WILDLIFE AND WIND ENERGY INITIATIVE 1. NEDA MINE ASSESSMENT – NIAGARA ESCARPMENT FIRST EVER - THREE TECHNOLOGIES USED SYNERGISTICALLY One of Largest Bat Hibernaculums in the Midwest Adjacent Wind Energy Facility Proposed 2. Arrange AND CONDUCT A CONFERENCE

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GREAT LAKES BASIN ECOSYSTEM TEAM WILDLIFE AND WIND ENERGY INITIATIVE March 2005: GLBET – GLNPO ACTION TEAM INITIATED THE FORMATION OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE FOR OUR WILDLIFE AND WIND ENERGY INITIATIVE. The title of “Towards Wildlife Friendly Wind Power: A Focus on the Great Lakes” was decided for our drive and arranged meeting.

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Towards Wildlife Friendly Wind Power A Focus on the Great Lakes GAO REPORT – SEPTEMBER 2005 “IMPACTS ON WILDLIFE AND GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBILITIES FOR REGULATING DEVELOPMENT AND PROTECTING WILDLIFE” Regulating wind power offices is to a great extent the obligation of state and nearby governments. Be that as it may, administrative office authorities don\'t generally have experience or skill to address ecological and natural life sways from wind power. THE ONLY RECOMMENDATION : “GAO suggests that the FWS give state and neighborhood administrative offices with data on the potential natural life sways from wind power and the assets accessible to settle on choices about where wind power improvement ought to be approved.”

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Towards Wildlife Friendly Wind Power A Focus on the Great Lakes Conference Expectations: Not to talk about the benefits of wind force, however through this novel and first ever meeting devoted to tending to untamed life issues connected with wind force, concentrate on: To cooperatively recognize and advance the intends to: • Better facilitate and convey on untamed life issues, set up system of specialists, experts, and leaders • Develop predictable and accord direction, strategies, and methodologies • Developing reliable examination and administration approaches • Develop “low hazard territories to wildlife” geospatial information layers and maps • Determine a “call to action”, your proposals for the following steps, the way forward

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Towards Wildlife Friendly Wind Power A Focus on the Great Lakes The Path Forward . . . Asset Tools in your Conference Folder are draft, to start the dialog and expand on. They are to be improved with your information here at the gathering, a great many. Post-gathering: Your data will be looked to redesign and enhance the Resource Tools in the Conference organizers. A Conference CD with procedures, presentations, edited compositions, and the upgraded asset instruments will be given to you, and posted on our site: http://www.fws.gov/midwest/greatlakes/windpower.htm There will be a subsequent Workshop to this meeting entitled: “Continuing the Dialog and Next Steps Towards Wildlife Friendly Wind Power in the Great Lakes Basin Workshop” at the November 2006 State of the Great Lakes Ecosystem Conference in Milwaukee (note SOLEC Fact Sheet with this Workshop data in this envelope).

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Towards Wildlife Friendly Wind Power A Focus on the Great Lakes Towards Wildlife Friendly Wildlife Steering, Agenda & Other Sub-Committees, and Steering Committee Advisory Panel 16 MONTHS OF CHALLENGES - HARD WORK BENEFIT OF ONLY ONE FACE-TO-FACE MEETING December 2005 at Maumee Bay State Park Took on as extra obligations to normal alloted obligations

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Towards Wildlife Friendly Wind Power A Focus on the Great Lakes STEERING COMMITTEE & SUB-COMMITTEE CHAIRS Al Manville, USFWS R9, Co-Chair Research & Information Priorities SC Alex Hoar, USFWS R5, Co-Chair Agenda Committee, Speaker Coordinator Chrissy McConaghy, GLNPO, Chair Research & Information Priorities Karen Rodriguez, GLNPO Habitat Program Manager Leakhena Au, USFWS R3, Neda Mine Assessment Project Officer, Chair Assessment SC Linda Jacobs, GLNPO, Chair Information Management SC Marci Caplis, USFWS R5, Conference Facilitator Marcia Damato, GLNPO Neda Mine Assessment Project Manager Megan Seymour, USFWS R3, Co-Chair Agenda SC, Co-Chair Assessment SC Rachel Levin, USFWS R3, Chair Outreach SC, Conference Web Site Manager Ron Larkin, Illinois Natural History Survey, Co-Chair Research & Info Priorities SC Rich Greenwood, USFWS-GLNPO, GLBET Team Leader, Chair Steering Committee

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Towards Wildlife Friendly Wind Power A Focus on the Great Lakes STEERING COMMITTEE ADVISORY PANEL Beth Hinchey, Sea Grant-GLNPO; Bob Russell, USFWS R3 Wind Power Coordinator; Brian Millsap, USFWS R9; Burr Fisher, USFWS R3; Dan O’Riordan, GLNPO Lake Erie Program Manager; Dave Stout, USFWS R9; David Riddell, Wisconsin DNR; Eileen Kirsch, USGS Upper Midwest Science Center; James Miller, US Forest Service; Janet Ruth, USGS General Radar Collaborative Group Chair; John Curnutt, US Forest Service; Kristen Nelson, US Forest Service; Lyn MacLean, USFWS R3; Patricia J Heglund, USGS and USFWS NWRs; Paul Cryan, USGS Reston; Richard S Sojda, USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center; Rick F Kearney, USGS Reston; Steve Schlobohm, US Forest Service; Scott Johnston, USFWS R5; Steve J. Lewis, USFWS R3; Tim Sullivan, USFWS R5

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Towards Wildlife Friendly Wind Power A Focus on the Great Lakes Dan O’Riordan, GLNPO Lake Erie Program Manager, Lake Erie LaMP U.S. Co-Chair Karen Rodriguez, GLNPO Habitat and Ecosystems Program Manager Gary Gulezian, GLNPO Director

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Towards Wildlife Friendly Wind Power A Focus on the Great Lakes Since June 9, 2006 – the last 18 days… We have been most lucky to have Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG) as our Towards Wildlife Friendly Wind Power Conference Consultants. Kate Schalk, Laurie Stamatatos, Katherine Moore, Erin Pittorino, and Lauren Lariviere, Chris Lamie Thank you!

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Towards Wildlife Friendly Wind Power A Focus on the Great Lakes “ Why is this vital meeting being held ? The gathering is in light of the main proposal the Government Accountability Office (GAO) made in its 2005 report We trust the day after the meeting will be a touch unique in relation to the day preceding and that this gathering will help shape the future .” - Alex Hoar, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, “Towards Wildlife Friendly Wind Power: A Focus on the Great Lakes Steering Committee (Note GAO Wind Power Fact Sheet in your meeting envelope)

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Towards Wildlife Friendly Wind Power A Focus on the Great Lakes Rich Greenwood Wind Energy Retirement Fund Investments

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Towards Wildlife Friendly Wind Power A Focus on the Great Lakes The Honorable Marcy Kaptor, U.S. Congresswoman, 9 th District Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, speaks to Northern Ohio\'s Ninth Congressional District , which incorporates Toledo and the encompassing areas. Congresswoman Kaptur is as of now serving her twelfth term in the U.S. Place of Representatives and is the senior-most Democratic lady in Congress. Congresswoman Kaptur battled overwhelmingly to win a seat on the House Appropriations Committee . She has secured subcommittees on Agriculture, the main business in her state, and Defense. Kaptur is the first Democratic ladies to serve on the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. In her authoritative vocation, she has likewise served on the Budget; Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs; Veterans Affairs Committees, and on Veterans Affairs-Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies (Environmental Protection, Veterans, and NASA and the National Science Foundation), Foreign Operations, and Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittees, which have permitted her to seek after her solid premiums in monetary development and new innovation, group revamping, and veterans. In 1968, Kaptur earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from the University of Wisconsin. She got her Masters\' Degree in urban arranging from the University of Michigan . In 1993, Congresswoman Kaptur was granted an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the University of Toledo in acknowledgment of her "effective representation of the community," of the University and of Northwest Ohio.

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Towards Wildlife Friendly Wind Power A Focus on the Great Lakes MARK CONTI, DIRECTOR, U.S. Natural PROTECTION AGENCY, CLEVELAND OFFICE The CLEVELAND OFFICE is a piece of a Regional Office, Region 5, situated in Chicago, Illinois. This Regional Office administrations Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Minnesota. The Cleveland Office has representatives working in four projects: Resource Management Division (12 EPA representatives in addition to 1 SEE worker) Emergency Response Section (4 representatives) Emergency Enforcement and Support Section (1 representative) Brownfields and Early Action Section (2 workers)

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