EVS Lecture: Wind Turbines Beneath Their Wings: The Toll of Green Energy on Wildlife"

The guest speaker for this event will be: Megan Seymour, Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Columbus, OH. 

  • Megan Seymour is a Wildlife Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Columbus, Ohio Ecological Services Field Office, where she has worked for the past 20 years. Her primary duty is to implement various facets of the Endangered Species Act, including listing, consultation, recovery, habitat conservation planning, and delisting. Megan was the lead FWS biologist for the Buckeye Wind Habitat Conservation Plan, which resulted in the first incidental take permit for Indiana bats and wind power in the nation. She is currently leading the development of the Blue Creek Wind Farm HCP, and contributes to many other wind power and bat initiatives. Megan has served on the USFWS’s Indiana bat and wind working group and on the Northern long-eared bat listing team. Megan was a founding member of the Ohio Wind Working Group in the early 2000’s, and led the Wildlife Action Team. Megan received her Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, in Wildlife Management from The Ohio State University, School of Natural Resources, in 2000.

All lectures will be at 7:30 p.m.  In Spring 2021, events will be held in a webinar format. They are free and open to the public. https://www.ashland.edu/cas/environmental-science-program/lecture-series

 

 

Start Date: 
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

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