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Wind and Wildlife Landscape Assessment Tool (LAT)
Entry ID: AWWI_LAT
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Summary
Abstract: The Wind and Wildlife Landscape Assessment Tool (LAT) is designed as a landscape-level planning tool to identify sensitive wildlife habitat and areas that are likely to have low wildlife risk where wind energy development could be prioritized. Although the siting of individual wind energy projects will require on-the-ground surveys to verify data shown here, our hope is that this tool will provide stakeholders with information that facilitates the siting of wind energy in areas with minimal impacts to wildlife, as well as the development of conservation plans, monitoring plans and mitigation strategies.

The LAT uses numerous data layers generated from public sources. These sources are limited by a high degree of variation in their accuracy and in the scales at which they function. This LAT is a general screening tool and may provide some guidance as to the environmental characteristics and important landscape-scale wildlife values of a geographic area. This initial screening can offer early guidance about possible sensitivity of a site within a larger landscape context and could be used by wind developers for preliminary landscape scale assessment. The LAT, however, cannot be relied upon for actual and individual siting decisions. Those decisions must be made on the basis of locally-developed data and analyses, taking into consideration numerous factors, including factors unrelated to wildlife.

[Summary provided by the Nature Conservancy.]

Related URL
Link: GET SERVICE > ACCESS MAP VIEWER
Description: Access the Wind and Wildlife Landscape Assessment Tool (LAT) map interface.

Link: GET SERVICE
Description: Access the Wind and Wildlife Landscape Assessment Tool (LAT) report.

Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: American Wind Wildlife Institute.
Service Citation
Originators: American Wind Wildlife Institute and The Nature Conservancy
Title: Wind and Wildlife Landscape Assessment Tool (LAT)
Provider: The Nature Conservancy
URL: http://wind.tnc.org/
ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
PLANNING CADASTRE
ECONOMY
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT
BIOTA
Service Provider
The Nature Conservancy

Service Provider Personnel
Name: THE NATURE CONSERVANCY WORLDWIDE OFFICE
Phone: (703) 841-5300
Email: comment at tnc.org
Contact Address:
Worldwide Office
The Nature Conservancy
4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
City: Arlington
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 22203-1606
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
AMERICAN WIND WILDLIFE INSTITUTE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 202-656-3303
Email: info at awwi.org
Contact Address:
1110 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 950
Province or State: Washington, DC
Postal Code: 20005-3544
Country: USA

TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2013-01-14
SERF Last Revision Date: 2013-01-14
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