Tall Structure Information

    Contemporary Knowledge and Research Needs

    Regarding the Potential Effects

    of Tall Structures on Sage-grouse

    (Centrocercus urophasianus and C. minimus)

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    UWIN Report. 2011.  Protocol for Investigating the Effects of Tall Structures on Sage-grouse (Centrocercus spp.) within Designated or Proposed Energy Corridors. pdf file

    Completed Report (submitted to UWIN, September 2010) large pdf file

    Policy and Rules for Development by state (June 2010) excel file

    Literature Review (September 2010) large pdf file


    A Field Study of Sage Grouse in Southeastern Oregon with Special Reference to Reproduction and Survival. Nelson, O.C.
    A Landscape Scale Decision Support Tool for Monitoring Bird and Bat Migration Across Wisconsin. Suarez, M.
    A Literature Survey of Tower and Wind Turbine Impacts on Birds in the Northeastern United States and the Influence of Ceilometers on Bird Flight. Kerlinger, P.
    A Possible Effect of Electromagnetic Radiation from Mobile Phone Base Stations on the Number of Breeding House Sparrows (Passer domesticus). Everaert, J.
    A Radio-Collar for Game Birds. Amstrup, S.C.
    A Radio-package Harness for Gamebirds. Brander, R.B.
    A Review of the Genera of Grouse (Aves tetraonidae). Short, L.L.
    A Review of the Impacts of Wind Farms on Hen Harriers Circus cyaneus and an Estimation of Collision Avoidance Rates. Witfield, D.P
    A Summary and Comparison of Bird Mortality from Anthropogenic Causes with an Emphasis on Collisions Erickson, W.P.
    Adverse Impacts of Wind Power Generation on Collision Behaviour of Birds and Anti-predator Behaviour of Squirrels. Kikuchi, R.
    An Evaluation of the Wildlife Impacts of Offshore Wind Development Relative to Fossil Fuel Power Production. Jarvis, C.M.
    Appraisal of Scottish Natural Heritage's Wind Farm Collision Risk Model and its Application. Chanberlain, D.
    Assessing Impacts of Wind-energy Development on Nocturnally Active Birds and Bats: A Guidance Document. Kunz, T.H.
    Assessing the Cumulative Impacts of Wind Farms on Peatland Birds: A Case Study of Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria in Scotland. Pearce-Higgins, J.W.
    Assessing the Impacts of Wind Farms on Birds. Drewitt, A.L.
    Avian Collisions with Wind Turbines: A Summary of Existing Studies and Comparisons to Other Sources of Avian Collision Mortality in the United States. Erickson, W.P.
    Avian Hearing and the Avoidance of Wind Turbines. Dooling, R.
    Avian Risk Behavior and Fatalities at the Altamont Wind Resource Area. March 1998 to February 1999. Thelander, C.G.
    Avian and Bat Mortality Associated with the Initial Phase of the Foote Creek Rim Windpower Project, Carbon County, Wyoming (November 1998-June 2002). Young, D.P. Jr.
    Avian mortility from power lines: a morphologic approach of a species-specific mortality. Janss, G.F.E.
    Avian, Bat and Habitat Cumulative Impacts Associated with Wind Energy Development in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion of Eastern Washington and Oregon. Johnson, G.D.
    Avoidance Behavior by Prairie Grouse: Implications for Development of Wind Energy. Pruett, C.L.
    Behavior of Red-Tailed Hawks in a Wind Turbine Development. Hoover, S.L.
    Biological and conservation aspects of bird mortality caused by electricity power lines: A review. Bevanger, K.
    Bird Casualties at a Central Florida Power Plant. D.S. Maehr
    Bird Collisions with Power LInes -- An Experiment with Ptarmigan (Lagopus spp.) Bevanger, K.
    Bird Flight Characteristics Near Wind Turbines in Minnesota. Osborn, R.G.
    Bird Mortality Associated with Wind Turbines at the Buffalo Ridge Wind Resource Area, Minnesota. Osborn, R.G.
    Bird Movements and Behaviors in the Gulf coast Region: Relation to Potential Wind Energy Developments. Morrison, M.L.
    Bird Movements and Collision Mortality at a Large Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine. Byrne, S.
    Bird Populations Associated with an Electric Transmission Right-of-Way. Yahner, R.H.
    Bird Risk Behaviors and Fatalities at the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area. Period of Performance: March 1998-December 2000. Thelander, C.G.
    Bird Strikes and Electrocutions at Power Lines, Communication Towers, and Wind Turbines: Manville II, A.M.
    Breeding Bird Survey for the Flat Rock Wind Power Project, Lewis County, New York. Kerlinger, P.
    Burrowing Owl Mortality in the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area. Smallwood, K.S.
    Causes and Patterns of Mortality in Lesser Prairie-chickens Tympanuchus pallidicinctus, and Implications for Management Wolfe, D.H.
    Circular Paths of Birds Flying Near a Broadcasting Tower in Cloud Larkin, R.P.
    Collision Effects of Wind-power Generators and Other Obstacles on Birds. Derwitt, A.L.
    Collision Mortallity of Local and Migrant Birds at a Large-scale Wind-power Development on Buffalo Ridge, Minnesota. Johnson, G.D.
    Common Raven (Corvus corax). Boarman, W.I.
    Common Raven Acitivity in Relation to Land Use in Western Wyoming: Implications for Greater Sage-grouse Reproductive Success. Bui, T.D.
    Conservation Assessment of Greater Sage-grouse and Sagebrush Habitats. Connelly, J.W.
    Critical Literature Review Impact of Wind Energy and Related Human Activity on Grassland and Shrub-Steppe Birds. Non-commercial fowl (small backyard flocks, etc.)
    Critical Literature Review Impact of Wind Energy and Related Human Activity on Grassland and Shrub-Steppe Birds. Non-commercial fowl (small backyard flocks, etc.)
    Critical Literature Review: Impact of Wind Energy and Related Human Activities on Grassland and Shrub-Steppe Birds. Mabley, S.
    The Costs of Female Choice in a Lekking. Gibson, R.M.
    Dietary Responses of Three Raptor Species to Changing Prey Densities in a Natural Environment. Steenhof, K.
    Differences in Predation Pressure in Relation to Habitat Fragmentation - an Experiment. Andren, H.
    Differences in Predation Pressure in Relation to Habitat Fragmentation - an Experiment. Andren, H.
    Dispersion of Displaying Male Sage Grouse. Brudbury, J.W.
    Distribution of Sage and Sharp-tailed Grouse in Hells Canyon and Transmission Line Corridors Associated with the Hells Canyon Complex. Rocklage, A.M.
    Does the Wind Power Industry Threaten Marbled Murrelets or Do Marbled Murrelets Threaten the Wind Power Industry? Cooper, J.M.
    Dynamics of Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) Populations in Response to Transmission LInes in Central Nevada. Atamin, M.
    Dynamics of Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophsianus) Populations in Response to Transmission Lines in Central Nevada. Progress Report Year 4. Atamian, M.
    Dynamics of Sage Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) Populations in Response to Transmission Lines in Central Nevada. Progress Report Year 1. Atamian, M.
    The Distribution of Breeding Birds Around Upland Wind Farms. Pearce-Higgins, J.W.
    Ecological Influence and Pathways of Land Use in Sagebrush. Knick, S.T.
    Ecology and Control of Wildlife Damage to Electric Substations. Dudderar, G.R.
    Effectiveness of Avian Predator Perch Deterrents on Electric Transmission Lines. Lammers, W.M.
    Effectiveness of Marking Powerlines to Reduce Sandhill Crane Collisions. Morkill, A.E.
    Effectiveness of Raptor Perch Deterrents on an Electrical Transmission Line in Southwestern Wyoming. Slater, S.J.
    Effectiveness of Raptor Perch Deterrents on an Electrical Transmission Line in Southwestern Wyoming. Slater, S.J.
    Effects of Deterrents on Avian Abundance and Nesting Density in Electrical Substations in Oklahoma. James, J.B.
    Effects of Fire on Golden Eagle Territory Occupancy and Reproductive Success. Kochert, M.N.
    Effects of Wind Farms on Birds. Langston, R.H.W.
    Effects of Wind Turbines on Upland Nesting Birds in Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands. Leddy, K.L.
    Effects of a New Transmission Line on Distribution and Aerial Predation of Breeding Male Sage Grouse. Ellis, K.L.
    Effects of the Blue Canyon Wind Farm on Avian Populations in Southwest Oklahoma. Preliminary Analysis. Johnson, J.A.
    Effects of the Wind Profile at Night on wind Turbine Sound. Van Den Berg, G.P.
    Elevated Predation Rates as an Edge Effect on Habitat Islands: Experimental Evidence Andren, H.
    Elevated Predation Rates as an Edge Effect on Habitat Islands: Experimental Evidence Andren, H.
    Energy Development and Greater Sage-grouse. Naugle, D.E.
    Environmental Effects of Off-highway Vehicles on Bureau of Land Management Lands: A Literature Synthesis, Annotated Bibliographies, and Internet Sources. Ouren, D.S.
    Environmental Impacts of Wind Energy Projects. None
    Estimating Wind Turbine-Caused Bird Mortality. Smallwood, K.S.
    Estimation of Changes in Populations and Communities from Monitoring and Survey Data. Sauer, J.R.
    Evaluation of Brood Detection Techniques: Recommendations for Estimating Greater Sage-grouse Productivity. Dahlgren, D.K.
    The Effect of Avoidance Rates on Bird Mortality Predictions Made by Wind Turbine Collision Risk Models. Chamberlain, D.E.
    The Effects of Electromagnetic Fields from Power Lines on Avian Reproductive Biology and Physiology: A Review. Fernie, K.J.
    The Effects of Supplemental Perch Sites on Avian Predation and Demography of Vole Populations. Wolff, J.O.
    A Field Study of Sage Grouse in Southeastern Oregon with Special Reference to Reproduction and Survival. Nelson, O.C.
    Factors Associated with Extirpation of Sage-grouse. Wisdom, M.J.
    Factors Associated with Extirpation of Sage-grouse. Wisdom, M.J.
    Fidelity of Greater Sage-grouse Centrocercus urophasianus to Breeding Areas in a Fragmented Landscape. Schroeder, M.A.
    The Food Habits of North American Golden Eagles. Olendorff, R.R.
    Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) Nest Predation and Incubation Behavior. Coats, P.S.
    Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) Population Response to Natural Gas Field Development in Western Wyoming. Holloran, M.J.
    Greater Sage-grouse Population Response to Energy Development and Habitat Loss. Walker, B.L.
    Greater Sage-grouse Comprehensive Conservation Strategy. Stiver, S.J.
    Greater Sage-grouse Response to Coal-bed Natural Gas Development and West Nile Virus in the Powder River Basin, Montana and Wyoming, USA. Walker, B.L.
    Greater Sage-grouse Response to Sagebrush Reduction Treatments in Rich County, Utah. Stringham, R.B.
    Greater Sage-grouse Winter Habitat Selection and Energy Development. Doherty, K.E.
    Greater Sage-grouse and Energy Development in Northeastern Utah: Implications for Management. Smith, L.E.
    Guidelines to Manage Sage Grouse Populations and Their Habitats. Connelly, J.W.
    Habitat Fragmentation, Rapid Evolution and Population Persistence. Pattern, M.A.
    Habitat Use by Breeding Male Sage Grouse: a Management Approach. Ellis, K.L.
    How Ecofriendly Are Wind Farms? Cohn, J.P.
    How Predation Risk Affects the Temporal Dynamics of Avian Leks: Greater Sage-grouse versus Golden Eagles. Boyko, A.R.
    Impact of Power Lines on Bird Mortality in a Subalpine Area. Bevanger, K.
    Impacts of Wind Energy Facilities on Wildlife and Wildlife Habitat. None
    Impacts on Biodiversity of Exploitation of Renewable Energy Sources: the Example of Birds and Bats - Facts, Gaps in Knowledge, Demands for Further Research, and Ornithological Guidelines for the Development of Renewable Energy Exploitation. Hotker, H.
    Influence of Behavior on Bird Mortality in Wind Energy Developments. Smallwood, K.S.
    Influences of Environmental and Anthropogenic Features on Greater Sage-grouse Populations, 1997-2007. Johnson, D.J.
    Interactive Effects of Prey and Weather on Golden Eagle. Steenhof, K.
    It's Not Easy Being Green: Wind Energy and a Declining Grassland Bird. Pruett, C.L.
    The Incidence of Electromagnetic Pollution on the Amphibian Decline: Is This an Important Piece of the Puzzle? Balmori, A.
    The Influence of Sexual Selection on Phenotypic and Genetic Divergence Among Sage-grouse Populations. Young, J.R.
    The Interaction Between Some Human Obstacles and Birds. Willard, E.D.
    Large Scale Risk-assessment of Wind-farms on Population Viability of Globally Endangered Long-lived Raptors. Carretea, M.
    Leafy Spruge and the Species Composition of Mixed-Grass Prairie. Belcher, E.A.
    Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Overhead Versus Underground Primary Power Disstribution Systems in Southern California. Bumby, S.
    Linking Occurrence and Fitness to Persistence: Habitat Based Approach for Endangered Greater Sage-grouse. Aldridge, C.L.
    Location and Success of Lesser Prairie-chicken Nests in Relation to Vegetation and Human Disturbance. Pitman, J.C.
    Mitigation of Raptor Electrocution on Steel Power Poles. Janss, G.F.E
    Monitoring of Greater Sage-grouse Habitats and Populations. Connelly, J.W.
    Mortality in black grouse Tetrao tetrix Due to Elevated Cables. Miqueta, A.
    Mortality of Sarus Cranes (Grus antigone) Due to Electricity Wires in Uttar Pradesh, India. Sundar, K.S.G.
    Movements and Survival of Juvenile Greater Sage-grouse in Southeastern Idaho. Beck, J.L.
    Nest Predation of Greater Sage-grouse in Relation to Microhabitat Factors and Predators. Coates, P.S.
    Nesting by Raptors and Common Ravens on Electrical Transmission Line Towers. Steenhof, K.
    Nocturnal Bird Migration Over an Appalachian Ridge at a Proposed Wind Power Project. Mabee, T.J.
    Non-fatality and Habitat Impacts on Birds from Wind Energy Development. Strickland, D.
    Observations of Golden Eagles Nesting in Western Washington. Bruce, A.M.
    Optimal Design and Routing of Power Lines; Ecological, Technical and Economic Perspectives. Bevanger, K.
    Overlap Between Wind Power Plants and Griffon Vultures Gyps fulvus in Spain. Telleria, J.L.
    Overview of Non-Collision Related Impacts from Wind Projects. Strickland, D.
    Passerine Response to Roads Associated with Natural Gas Extraction in a Sagebrush Steppe Habitat. Ingelfinger, F.
    Patterns in Nesting Area Occupancy and Reproductive Success of Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska 1988-99. Mcintyre, C.L.
    Poor Evidence-base for Assessment of Windfarm Impacts on Birds. Stewart, G.B.
    Population Densities of Breeding Golden Eagles in Wyoming. Phillips, R.L.
    Possible Effects of Electromagnetic Fields From Phone Masts on a Population of White Stocks (Ciconia ciconia). Balmori, A.
    Potential Gas Development Impacts on Sage Grouse Nest Initiation and Movement. Lyons, A.G.
    Potential Gas Development Impacts on Sage Grouse Nest Initiation and Movement. Lyons, A.G.
    Potential Impacts of Wind Farm Energy Development on Upland Game Birds: Questions and Concerns. Brennan, L.A.
    Potential Impacts of Wind Farms on Migratory Birds Crossing Spain. Telleria, J.L.
    Prairie grouse leks and wind turbines: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Justification for a 5-mile Buffer from Leks; Additional Grassland Songbird Recommendations. Manville, A.M.
    Predation and the Daily Timing of Sage Grouse Leks Hartzler, J.E.
    Predation and the Management of Prairie Grouse. Schroeder, M.A.
    Predation on Greater Sage-grouse: Facts, Process, and Effects. Hagen, C.A.
    Predation on Real and Artificial Nests in Shrubsteppe Landscapes Fragmented by Agriculture. Vander Haegen, W.M.
    The Potential Effects of Natural Gas Development on Sage Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) near Pinedale, Wyoming. Lyon, A.G.
    Range-wide Patterns of Greater Sage-grouse Persistence. Aldridge, C.L.
    Raptor Electrocution on Power Lines: Current Issues and Outlook. Lehman, R.N.
    Raptor Electrocutions and Associated Fire Hazaards in the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area. Lehman, R.N.
    Raptor Nest Management on Power Lines. Harness, R.E.
    Raptor and Corvid Response to Power Distribution Line Perch Deterrents in Utah. Prather, P.R.
    Recommendations for Wind Energy Development in Crucial and Important Wildlife Habitat. None
    Relating Grouse Nest Success and Corvid Density to Habitat: A Multi-scale Approach. Manzer, D.L.
    Relationships Between Vegetational Structure and Predation of Artificial Sage Grouse Nests. Delong, A.K.
    Report to PIER Energy Related Environmental Research. York, K.
    Resident Golden Eagle Ranging Behaviour Before and After Construction of a Windfarm in Argyll. Walker, D.
    Responses of Raven and Red-Tailed Hawk Populations on Linear Right-Of-Ways. Knight, R.L.
    Roads and Their Major Ecological Effects. Forman, R.T.T.
    Roads as Conduits for Exotic Plant Invasions in Semiarid Landscape. Gelbard, J.L.
    The Response of Avian Predators to a New High Voltage Transmission Line in Northern Nevada. Lammars, W.M.
    Sage Grouse Declines in Western North America: What are the Problems? Braun, C.E.
    Sage-grouse Response to Pinyon-Juniper Mangement. Commons, M.L.
    Sage-grouse Winter Habitat Selection and Energy Development in the Powder River Basin: Completion Report. Naugle, D.E.
    Sage-grouse and Energy Development: Integrating Science with Conservation Planning to Reduce Impacts. Doherty, K.E.
    Sage-grouse and Wind Energy: Biology, Habits, and Potential Effects of Development. Becker, J.M.
    Spatial Association as an Indicator of the Potential for Future Interactions Between Wind Energy Developments and Golden Eagles Aquila chrysaetos in Scotland. Fielding, A.H.
    Spatial Use and Habitat Selection of Golden Eagles in Southwestern Idaho. Marzluff, J.M.
    Suggested Practices for Avian Protection on Power Lines: The State of the Art in 2006. None
    Synthesis and Comparison of Baseline Avian and Bat Use, Raptor Nesting and Mortality Information from Proposed and Exising Wind Developments. Erickson, W.P.
    Teetering on the Edge or too Late? Conservation and Research Issues for Avifauna of Sagebrush Habitats. Knick, S.T.
    Telephone Wires Fatal to Sage-grouse. Borell, A.E.
    Towers, Turbines, Power LInes, and Buildings - Steps Being Taken by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Avoid or Minimize Take of Migratory Birds at these Structures. Manville II, A.M.
    The Urban Decline of the House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), a Possible Link to Electromagnetic Radiation. Balmori, A.
    The Use and Misuse of Prairie Chicken Lek Surveys Applegate, R.D.
    Variation in Bat and Bird Fatalities at Wind Energy Facilities: Assessing the Effects of Rotor Size and Tower Height. Barclay, R.M.R.
    Ways of Learning: Observational Studies versus Experiments. Shaffer, T.L.
    Western Intermountain Sagebrush Steppe. West, N.E.
    Wildlife Habitats in Managed Rangelands--the Great Basin of Southeastern Oregon: Sage grouse. Call, M.W.
    Wildlife Monitoring Studies. Seawest Wind Power Project, Carbon County, Wyoming, 1995-1999. Johnson, G.D.
    Wind Energy Development and Wildlife Conservation: Challenges and Opportunities. Kuvlesky Jr., W.P.
    Wind Energy Siting Handbook None
    Wind Generators and Birds: Power Politics? Sagrillo, M.
    Wind Power Plants and the Conservation of Birds and Bats in Spain: a Geographical Assessment Telleria, J.L.
    Wind Power Siting, Incentives, and Wildlife Guidelines in the United States. None
    Winter Raptor Use of Prairie Dog Towns in the Denver, Colorado Vicinity. Weber, D.A.
    Yearling Greater Sage-grouse Response to Energy Development in Wyoming. Holloran, M.J.