David Young currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for WEST, and has worked for WEST providing science based environmental consulting services since 1992. Dave’s specialty area is in Endangered Species Act compliance as well as the study of wildlife and renewable energy. He began his work with wind power in 1995 at the Foote Creek Rim wind project in Wyoming and has since studied wind and wildlife interactions throughout the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. His experience runs the gamut from due diligence and pre-construction Tier 1 assessments all the way through post-construction monitoring and specialty research studies. More recently, Dave has turned his focus to investigating ways in which the industry can benefit from the wealth of information that has been collected over the years and changing the wind power and wildlife study paradigm to benefit industry, agencies, and the wildlife resources.