Speaker Series

Sandhill Crane Collisions with Power Lines Reduced with Ultraviolet Light

Saturday, March 23, 2019
10:00am - 11:00amGibbon, Nebraska

Location Details

Rowe Sanctuary

44450 Elm Island Road, Gibbon, 68840

Speaker Series

March 23, 2019 - Gibbon, NE

James Dwyer with EDM International, Inc will present on his scientific study focused on the powerlines at Rowe Sanctuary. Hundreds of Sandhill Cranes (Grus Americana) die annually in collisions with power lines at the Iain Nicolson Center at Rowe Sanctuary (Rowe).  Collisions occur even though the power line at Rowe is marked with devices intended to increase the visibility of wires to cranes in flight.  To address this, we designed and tested an ultraviolet light (UV-A) Avian Collision Avoidance System (ACAS) at Rowe.  In a randomized study, we documented 48 Sandhill Crane collisions when the ACAS was off and only 1 Sandhill Crane collision when the ACAS was on.  This presentation will discuss the study in detail and provide explore the potential impact of these results to mitigation avian collision globally.

This presentation is free and open to the public.

Other Upcoming Events

*Offsite* Speaker Series
Events

*Offsite* Speaker Series

Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6:00pm

Details

Speaker Series
Events

Speaker Series

Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10:00am

Details

Wine Tasting
Events

Wine Tasting

Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 11:00am

Details

How you can help, right now