their pioneering work at wind power sites across the country,
Dick Curry and Paul Kerlinger have helped set the standard for
tackling the difficult avian issues facing wind power today.
risk assessment techniques are now the industry standard.
were the first to assemble and synthesize bird fatality statistics
worked on wind power projects in more than two dozen states
and two foreign countries.
and Kerlinger each has environmental roots that go back more than
Curry headed up the Redwood National Park Task Force for
the National Park Service and Paul Kerlinger was the director
of New Jersey Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory.
Curry & Kerlinger's clients include wind power companies as
well as environmental groups and government agencies.
the latter: the New York City Audubon Society, the Trust for Public
Land, the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, the NJ Divison of Fish,
Game and Wildlife, the Department of Energy, small land trusts,
watershed associations, and nature centers.
veteran of both the energy industry and the U. S. Department of
Interior, Dick Curry is an expert on wind power site development
and regulatory policy issues.
was one of the first in the wind industry to focus on the issue
of birds and turbines. Curry established and managed the first
avian wind power task force, assembling some of the country's
top avian experts.
his tenure in the Department of Interior, Curry was appointed
Special Assistant to the Secretary, and served as Director of
Legislation for the National Park Service, and Director of the
Redwood National Park Task Force. His efforts helped to protect
thousands of acres of sensitive and critical habitat.
received the Department of Interior's Distinguished Service Award
for his Redwood National Park work. That award was presented by
National Park Service director William J. Whalen.
holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and was a professor at the
College of William and Mary. He currently serves on the National
Wind Coordinating Committee and is a member of the Siting Subcommittee.
nationally known avian expert, Paul Kerlinger has done groundbreaking
research on bird migration and behavior as well as the bird-tower
first used radar to track bird migration more than 25 years ago
and he was one of the first to study environmental economics.
He served as Director of NJ Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory
for seven years and has worked with both environmental and industry
groups across the country on the issues of bird and habitat protection.
a fomer professor with a Ph.D. in Biology, has taught statistics
at the college level and is the author of dozens of published
scientific papers as well as five books, including How
and Flight Strategies of Migrating Hawks.
1995, Kerlinger received a letter of commendation from Mollie
Beattie, Director of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, for his
pioneering environmental economics studies at National Wildlife
currently serves on the National Wind Coordinating Committees
Avian Subcommittee and is a member of the US Fish and Wildlife
Service's Communication Tower Working Group.