Ted Williams's Blog Archive February, 2012

Leading Bird Conservation Group Says Wind Eagle Take Permit Not Justified

Data Deficient in Several Areas, Standards Prescribed in Feds’ Own Rules Not Met

(Washington, D.C., February 17, 2012) American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the nation’s leading bird conservation organization, today sent a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) voicing strong concerns about the first-ever application for a special permit that would allow Golden Eagles to be incidentally killed. The proposed “incidental take permit,” submitted under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, would allow Oregon’s West Butte Wind Project to kill, harm, or disturb up to three Golden Eagles over five years, as long as certain conservation measures were implemented.