Event Profile

Avian Protection Workshop: Protecting Utilities and Customers by Protecting Birds

May 16 — June 6, 2024

Who Should Attend:

Managers and staff responsible for, or assisting with, avian protection programs.

Webinar Overview:

Avian protection is a key component of many aspects of operating a utility. From wildfire mitigation to regulatory compliance, understanding avian protection is critical. This four-part webinar will use case studies coupled with the instructor’s years of experience to help you support your utility's long- and short-term avian-related projects and planning. The sessions will focus on accepted methodologies and common approaches. They will also introduce a broad array of products used to mitigate interactions and assess their advantages and disadvantages.

Webinar Objectives:

During this webinar, you will learn about:

  • Protected bird species.
  • Regulations and enforcement.
  • Bird interactions with power lines.
  • Utility concerns.
  • Developing avian protection plans.
  • Utility case studies.
  • Products to mitigate bird issues.
  • Compensatory eagle mortality and eagle take permits.
  • Fire risk management plans and animal-caused outages.

Webinar Instructor:

Rick Harness, Certified Wildlife Biologist, EDM International

Webinar Recordings:

Webinar recordings can be made available to registrants who are unable to attend live.

Webinar Schedule:

The webinar sessions will be held May 16, May 23, May 30, and June 6 from 8:30 a.m. to noon Pacific Time. Attendees will be admitted 15 minutes before each session begins.

How to Participate:

Instructions will be emailed to attendees 24 hours before the webinar, and we recommend that you test the link to the meeting as soon as you get the instructions. The webinar is best viewed using Google Chrome as your browser. We recommend that you use a landline for both your phone and your internet connections. This registration is for one person to attend. We manage our webinars on an honor system basis; if more than one person from a utility wishes to attend, each is to register separately.

Webinar Fees:

Utility Member Rate: $450
Canadian Member Rate: $350
Associate Member Rate: $675
Non-Member Rate: $900

Note: Organizations that register a group of employees will receive every fifth registration for free. For example, if you register five employees, you only pay for four; register 10 employees, you only pay for eight; and so on. There is nothing additional you need to do to receive this discount.

Cancellation Policies: 

For webinars, virtual classes, and section meetings: cancellation at least five days prior to the event, full refund; within 1-4 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee. 

When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions. To request a refund, please contact registration@nwppa.org or (360) 254-0109.

Continuing Hours:

This webinar qualifies for 12 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

Sponsored By:

Bronze Sponsor

For More Information:

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