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  • 9 Sep 2015 7:30 pm

    BSG: Avian Impacts and the Electric Power Industry
  • The first Bird Study Group meeting of the year will feature a talk on birds and powerlines, by Nikki Heck.  Nikki Heck is a Professional Biologist working in the electric utility industry in Alberta, Canada. She has been employed by Alberta’s primary transmission service provider, AltaLink since 2004 as an Environmental Advisor and as part of her role, wrote and implemented Canada’s first Avian Protection Plan. She has a master’s degree from the faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary where her thesis work was conducted on avian interactions with transmission lines. This meeting will be held at the Cardel Theatre, as the BSG's usual venue at the U of C is undergoing renovations. Cardel Theatre's address is 180 Quarry Park Blvd SE, a short distance south of Carburn Park. There is ample free parking.
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