Registration is now open for the North Carolina Wind and Wildlife Solutions Summit.
The daylong summit on responsible offshore wind development is to take place 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 19 at The Terraces at Sir Tyler, 1826 Sir Tyler Drive, in Wilmington. Cost is $20 per person and includes lunch, with vegetarian and vegan options. Register online.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation, Audubon North Carolina, Southern Environmental Law Center and Sierra Club North Carolina are hosting the summit.
While offshore wind is an important tool to mitigate the harmful effects of carbon pollution on North Carolina’s communities, natural systems and wildlife, steps must be taken to better understand, reduce and mitigate impacts of offshore wind projects on wildlife, according to organizers.
“Through this summit, we are bringing together leading resource experts from across North Carolina and the country to better understand solutions and best practices that will guide regulators, wind developers, and other stakeholders to a shared pathway for responsible offshore wind development,” organizers said.
Sessions will focus on offshore wind impacts and solutions related to birds and bats, marine mammals and turtles, fish and benthic habitats, and infrastructure including transmission, ports and transportation corridor.
For questions, contact Kerri Allen, coastal advocate and southeast regional manager for the federation, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 910-509-2838 extension 203.