publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

Burrowing Owl and Other Migratory Bird Mitigation for a Runway Construction Project at Edwards AFB

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  • Published: 01 Feb 2017
  • Publisher: DigitalCommons@USU
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) scheduled the construction of a runway in the spring of 2007. The runway would be in an area that contained migratory birds and their habitat. The construction project would be near Edwards AFB main runway and had the potential not only to impact species protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), including the burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia), but also to increase bird and wildlife–aircraft strike hazards in the active flightline areas. To discourage nesting in the project area, reduce the potential for bird and wildlife–aircraft strikes, and maintain compliance with federal environmental law, more than 400 potential nes...
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free text keywords: bird–wildlife aircraft strike hazard, burrowing owl, Edwards Air Force Base, human–wildlife conflicts, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, runway construction, Animal Sciences, Environmental sciences, GE1-350, General. Including nature conservation, geographical distribution, QH1-199.5
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