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   BCBAT has a number of committees working on different issues important to bat conservation.  Current BCBAT committees include:

  • Wind Energy Protocol Development

  • White-nose Syndrome

  • Bats and Mines

  • Bat Species at Risk

  • Bat Worker Training/RISC Standards Updates.

Resources for each committee will be posted below as required.


Wind Energy Protocol Resources
 

Townsend's big-eared bats ©J. Craig

 CANADIAN WILDLIFE SERVICE RECOMMENDED PROTOCOLS FOR MONITORING THE IMPACTS OF WIND TURBINES ON BIRDS (also includes bat recommendations)

http://www.cws-scf.ec.gc.ca/publications/eval/index_e.cfm


IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF WIND ENERGY PROJECTS UTILIZING ENVIRONMENT CANADA GUIDELINES            

 www.iaia.org/iaia09ghana/documents/cs/CS8-1_Ejeckam_etal_IA_of_Wind_Energy.pdf

PRE-CONSTRUCTION BAT SURVEY GUIDELINES FOR WIND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN NEW BRUNSWICK

www.gnb.ca/0078/publications/Bats-PreConstructionGuidelines-WindFarms-e.pdf 

GUIDELINES FOR REDUCING IMPACTS TO WILDLIFE FROM WIND ENERGY DEVELOPMENT IN ARIZONA

www.azgfd.gov/hgis/documents/RevisedAZWindGuidelinesNov2009_2.pdf

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT STUDIES ON WIND TURBINES AND BAT POPULATIONS - A STEP TOWARDS BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINES

www.bach-freilandforschung.de/download/Harbusch_Bach_2005.pdf

GUIDELINES FOR CONDUCTING BIRD AND BAT STUDIES AT COMMERCIAL WIND ENERGY PROJECTS (NEW YORK)

www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/windguidelines.pdf

SEARCHER BIAS AND SCAVENGING RATES IN BIRD-WIND ENERGY STUDIES

www.nrel.gov/wind/pdfs/30876.pdf
CALIFORNIA GUIDELINES FOR REDUCING IMPACTS TO BIRDS AND BATS FROM WIND ENERGY DEVELOPMENT   (note: download the file without Appendix C as it is much smaller than the full file)

www.energy.ca.gov/windguidelines/index.html

ALASKA WIND ENERGY DEVELOPMENT BEST PRACTICES GUIDE
www.aidea.org/AEA/Reports%20and%20Presentations/2009WindBestPracticesGuide.pdf


TECHNICAL MANUAL FOR EVALUATING WILDLIFE IMPACTS OF WIND TURBINES REQUIRING COASTAL PERMITS (NJ)
www.nj.gov/dep/landuse/forms/wind_manual090908f.pdf


 NATIONAL WIND COORDINATING COLLABORATIVE - ASSESSING IMPACTS OF WIND ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ON NOCTURNALLY ACTIVE BIRDS AND BATS - A GUIDANCE DOCUMENT 
www.nationalwind.org/assets/publications/Nocturnal_MM_Final-JWM.pdf

WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE WIND POWER GUIDELINES

wdfw.wa.gov/hab/engineer/windpower/index.htm

GUIDELINES FOR THE REVIEW AND EVALUATION OF POTENTIAL NATURAL RESOURCES IMPACTS FROM UTILITY-SCALE WIND ENERGY FACILITIES IN VERMONT

www.anr.state.vt.us/site/html/plan/DraftWindGuidelines.pdf
EUROBATS GUIDELINES FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF BATS IN WIND FARM PROJECTS
www.wind-watch.org/documents/wp-content/uploads/eurobats_no3_english.pdf


 SURVEY GUIDANCE FOR ASSESSING BAT ACTIVITY AT PROPOSED ONSHORE WIND FARMS (UK)
www.amaenvironment.co.uk/pdfs/InPractice62-Dec08-BatActivityWindFarms-JamesCook.pdf

 

      

 Bat Worker Training/RISC Standards Updates

HANDBOOK OF INVENTORY METHODS AND STANDARD PROTOCOLS FOR SURVEYING BATS IN ALBERTA

www.srd.alberta.ca/ManagingPrograms/FishWildlifeManagement/documents/inventoryguide/ABBatInventoryProtocolDec06.pdf


 BAT WORKERS MANUAL (UK)

www.jncc.gov.uk/page-2861