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Generalized Estimator (GenEst) Workshop. April 17-18, 2019

Bat Conservation International

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7:00 AM - Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 5:00 PM (MDT)

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April 17-18, 8am-5pm (approx)

This is a 2-day classroom-based workshop held at NREL’s National Wind Technology Center where attendees will gain hands-on experience using GenEst (A Generalized Estimator of Mortality), the recently published fatality estimation software.

The workshop will be led by Dan Dalthorp of the U.S. Geological Survey, the lead author of the software. He and other instructors will compare GenEst to currently available estimators, discuss the parameters needed for mortality estimation and optimal field methods to determine search area, search schedule, persistence patterns and efficiency of searchers. Instructors will lead discussions and activities on topics including:

             Introduction to Estimating Fatality

             Hands-on Training with the GenEst Software

             Interpreting Proposals and Reports

             Comparing Common and Rare Fatality Events

Registration is open to anyone who is interested in mortality estimation, such as at wind energy or solar facilities. This workshop will help individuals plan projects, implement field methods, interpret reports, and better understand wildlife and wind energy issues. Basic knowledge of mortality estimation is helpful, but a variety of topics will be covered ranging from an introduction to mortality estimation to advanced GenEst applications. Participants can work in groups or individually, inputting simulated data, or their own dataset. 

Registration is limited to 35 participants (registration fee is for venue-related costs)

Interested parties can access the software at

Alternatively, an online version is available at WEST, Inc.'s service 


Lodging Details:

We have a block of rooms reserved for workshop participants at the government rate of $131.00 per night.  Transportation to and from the workshop will be provided by the Omni.

     Omni Interlocken Hotel
     500 Interlocken Blvd.
     Broomfield, CO 80021

Reserve your room here:   Please book your room by 3/26/19 to receive the discounted rate.



Breakfast and lunch will be provided 4/17 and 4/18. Refreshments will also be available during the breaks.

Upcoming Workshops:

If you are unable to attend this workshop we are planning 5 additional workshops for the following dates:

  • 5/15-5/16/19
  • 5/22-5/23/19
  • 5/29-5/30/19
  • 6/5-6/6/19
  • 6/12-6/13/19

Locations are yet to be determined but potential cities include: Albuquerque, NM, Portland, OR, Chicago, IL, and Pittsburgh, PA. Please visit the BWEC website at for further details.  If you would like to be added to the e-mail list for future workshops, contact Rebecca Patterson (

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National Wind Technology Center
18200 Colorado 128
Boulder, CO 80303

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7:00 AM - Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 5:00 PM (MDT)

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