Land Trust Alliance Offers Utility Scale Solar Siting Webinar

The Land Trust Alliance has opened registration for a November webinar on the responsible siting of utility scale solar facilities, particularly on lands subject to a conservation easement. The webinar, titled “Things are Heating Up: How to Site and Design Utility-Scale Solar Projects Responsibly,” will take place on November 13, 2019.

Your most ardent conservation-minded landowner comes to you wanting to put solar on her farm as part of her efforts to combat climate change. The easement permits a solar array, but you and she are concerned about how to do it to ensure the property’s conservation values are protected. What’s a responsible stewardship staffer to do? If you have been in this predicament (or foresee it coming), this webinar is for you.

Join Liz Kalies, Director of Science,and Tiffany Hartung, Climate and Energy Policy Manager, both from The Nature Conservancy-NC, as they discuss strategies for siting and designing solar responsibly to help local economies and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously minimizing the impacts to wildlife and natural communities.

How will you benefit from this webinar?

  • Understand the impacts of solar development (positive and negative) to the environment and what can be done to mitigate them
  • Implement best practices, including installing wildlife permeable fencing or corridors, and planting native vegetation/pollinator habitat
  • Use spatial data to avoid siting on priority conservation areas

The webinar is scheduled to run from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM and the cost is $65 for Alliance members and $100 for non-members.

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Registration for Webinar (Note you will need to create a Land Trust Alliance email/password account if you do not already have one)