Event Profile

Avian Protection Plan Workshop

July 17 — 18, 2019
DoubleTree City Center - Spokane
322 N. Spokane Falls Court
Spokane, WA 99201 
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This event has a fee


Online registration is currently closed, but spaces are still available. If you would like to attend this event, please call NWPPA at 360-254-0109, and our staff will be happy to help you.

Who Should Attend:

Managers and staff responsible for or assisting in the development and maintenance of avian protection plans.

Related Event:

Hazardous Waste Management in Washington, July 16, 2019

Workshop Overview:

This one-and-a-half-day workshop will provide instruction and lead you in the development or updating of the avian protection plan for your electric utility. The main focus of the workshop will be to cover each topic below with time after each topic for attendees to work on a draft of their own utility’s plan. In addition to having time to work on individual plans, the class will discuss each section of the plan for any best practices.

Workshop Objectives:

This hands-on workshop is intended to provide you with the knowledge to develop or update your APP plan and then move to implement it. This will be done using your sample plan and drafting or updating it.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction of avian protection
  • Corporate policy
  • Permit/regulatory compliance
  • Management guidelines
  • Mortality reduction measures
  • Reporting and record keeping
  • Quality control
  • Training
  • Public awareness
  • Avian enhancement
  • Key resources
  • Standards
  • Risk assessment

Required: Each attendee must bring the most current APP from his or her utility. If your utility does not have an APP, please bring a sample plan. If you do not have a sample plan, the instructor will provide a copy of the Avian Protection Guidelines that includes examples for you to work with.

Workshop Instructor:

Rick Harness, Certified Wildlife Biologist, EDM International

Workshop Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on day one; the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on day one, and 8:30 a.m. to noon on day two. Lunch will be provided on the first day; morning and afternoon breaks will be provided both days.

Workshop Location & Hotel Information:

DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center
322 North Spokane Falls Court
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 455-9600

Room rate: $133 for a single/double

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than June 14, 2019, to secure this rate. 

1) Call reservations at 1-800-757-6131 and ask for the NWPPA Avian Protection Workshop group rate


2) Use this specific URL: http://group.doubletree.com/NWPPA_AvianProtectionWorkshop

Workshop Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 6/16/2019): $640
Utility Member Standard: $715

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 6/16/2019): $960
Associate Member Standard: $1,035

Non-member Early Bird (ends 6/16/2019): $1,920
Non-member Standard: $1,995

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100 percent of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This workshop qualifies for nine continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the workshop.

  • Register Self

For More Information:

To find out more about this course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.

No session information available at this time.

Rick Harness
Organization: EDM International, Inc.

Track information is not available at this time.