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Nebraska Alliance for Renewable Energy and the Environment

Renewable Energy Development and Wildlife in Nebraska

  • There is a demand for satisfying our growing energy needs with renewable energy sources such as wind, biomass, solar, or geothermal.
  • Renewable energy sources reduce the amount of carbon dioxide or greenhouse gasses released into the environment, but there may be impacts to wildlife and other natural resources.
  • Communication and collaboration among stakeholders including developers, state and federal management agencies, land owners, utility companies, and communities, are needed to develop renewable energy resources that take into account ecological and sociological needs of Nebraska.
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    Renewable Energy Development and Wildlife in Nebraska - Information sheet about wind, bioenergy, and solar energy developments in Nebraska, potential impacts to wildlife, and ways to avoid, minimize, and mitigate these impacts.

Prairie Landscape. Photo by Joseph Fontaine.

Prairie landscape. Photo by Joseph Fontaine.

 

For more information, contact:

Caroline Jezierski, Nebraska Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, windwildlife@unl.edu, (402) 472-8188.