publication . Article . 2007

Oregon Strategies for Transportation Compliance with the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Maguire, Chris C.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 20 May 2007
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), a federal law enforced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), has no provision for incidental (i.e., unintentional) take of migratory birds during transportation projects. Because more than 400 species of migratory birds live in Oregon and more than 300 of them nest in highway right-of-ways and on bridges, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is at risk of non-compliance with the MBTA as the agency carries out its mission ‘to provide a safe, efficient transportation system.’ Although the MBTA is one of the oldest laws in the nation to protect species and natural resources (enacted in 1918), state DOTs have not ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), migratory birds protection, Avian Protection Plan (APP)
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