How Colleges Are Sparing Birds’ Lives and Conserving Energy

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently published a story about the work of FP&M Campus Planning & Landscape Architecture to monitor and ameliorate bird-strike fatalities on campus buildings.

UW-Madison joined the movement more than two years ago, but Williams said the university is only in the fact-finding stage. The preparatory work for actually making changes is much more “nuanced” than many would think, he said.

Most recently, his task force completed its first 45-day monitoring study in the spring semester. With the help of around 30 volunteers, at least a third of whom were students, the university collected and recorded finding dead birds around 12 different buildings on campus – with the goal, Williams said, of identifying the worst offenders.

For the full story, visit the Chronicle…