Nebraska Wind Energy and Wildlife Project

  • Developing wind energy can help reduce carbon dioxide emissions and other environmental impacts of using fossil fuels for energy and reduce the U.S. dependence upon foreign fuels.
  • Nebraska has great wind power resource potential throughout the state.
  • Nebraska has many wildlife species and many areas important for wildlife that may be impacted by wind energy development.
  • Collaboration amongst stakeholders is needed to determine wind turbine locations or siting that takes into consideration wildlife and their habitats.
  • This website provides information about wind energy development and wildlife in Nebraska and tools that can be used to minimize potential impacts of wind energy development on wildlife.


Broken Bow Wind Energy Facility

Broken Bow Wind Energy Facility. Photo by Caroline Jezierski.