MNFI will receive NatureServe Science and Technology Advancement Award

Michigan State University Extension’s Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNFI) will receive the Science and Technology Advancement Award for 2014 from NatureServe next week at the NatureServe annual meeting in New Orleans.

MNFI is receiving the award for work related to wind energy. The work influenced state and agency policy, and resulted in significant new findings concerning bird and bat activities related to wind energy development.

Dr. Brian Klatt, director of MNFI said, “This is recognition of a truly organization-wide effort … nearly every single scientist here at MNFI has been a PI (principal investigator) on one of the related projects.”

Based in Arlington, Virginia, NatureServe is a nonprofit organization that provides wildlife-conservation-related data, tools and services to private and government clients, partner organizations and the public. Read my previous Spotlight article about the connection between MNFI and NatureServe

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