WEST at ACP Siting

Solar panels and wind power turbines in a sunset

WEST is excited to be in attendance at ACP Siting and Environmental Compliance Conference next week in Round Rock, Texas! WEST staff will be participating in a number of panel sessions and poster presentations. Stop by our booth to say hello!

Full presentation details and times are outlined below:

Tuesday, March 29th

1:30 – 2:45 PM CDT

Planning for Success: Solar Vegetation and Wildlife – Understanding Biodiversity Responses at PV Solar Facilities: Evidence and Opportunities
Michael Van Laeken, Panelist

3:15 – 4:30 PM CDT

Landscape and Regional Planning – Policy and Regulatory Reforms – A New Animal: Scaling Up Solutions to Address Upcoming Endangered Species Act Listing Determinations
Quintana Hayden, Panelist

Wind Energy and Grouse Populations: Can Grouse Endure the Increased Demand for Renewable Energy?
Chad LeBeau, Panelist

4:45 – 5:45 PM CDT

The Ecological Recovery Wheel: A Cost Effective Tool to Aid in Social Acceptance
Katie Wynne, Poster Presenter

Wednesday, March 30th

10:15 – 11:30 AM CDT

Emerging Monitoring Technologies – Combining New Technologies: Measuring Bat Occupancy and Abundance Using UAS-based Line Transect Surveys and AI
Kimberly Bay, Panelist

1:00 – 2:15 PM CDT

Approaches to Developing Minimization Strategies for Bats at Wind Energy Facilities – The Passage of Fall Weather Systems Improves Prediction of Hoary Bat Mortality in the Midwest
Rhett Good, Panelist