American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI) - Landscape Scale Conservation Planning
The American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI) is a first-of-its-kind independent, nonprofit collaboration among the wind industry, state wildlife agencies, environmentalists, and conservationists whose mission is to facilitate wind energy development, while protecting wildlife and its habitat. During the founding years, Kearns & West provided strategic advice.
Since March 2010, Kearns & West principal Abby Arnold has served as the executive director of AWWI. Kearns & West facilitates Board of Directors and Committee meetings and conference calls, assists with hiring and managing staff, and supports the development and implementation of AWWI’s four initiatives (mapping, research, mitigation, and education/outreach). We coordinate closely with the Board of Directors, and oversee all aspects of the organization’s financial, programmatic, and administrative tracking.
Abby Arnold of Kearns & West received an American Wind Energy Association 2009 Wind Energy Special Achievement award for her role in helping to found the American Wind Wildlife Institute and received Women of Wind Energy Woman of the Year leadership award in 2010.