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Wildlife Hazard Working Groups for on and off Airport Wildlife Hazard Management . Christopher Boggs, Airport Biologist USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services Hershey Airport Conference March 3, 2010. Wildlife Hazard Working Group. Responsibility and Function Meets at Least Annually

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wildlife hazard working groups for on and off airport wildlife hazard management

Wildlife Hazard Working Groups for on and off Airport Wildlife Hazard Management

Christopher Boggs, Airport Biologist

USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services

Hershey Airport Conference

March 3, 2010

wildlife hazard working group
Wildlife Hazard Working Group

Responsibility and Function

  • Meets at Least Annually
  • Conducts Annual Review of the Wildlife Hazard Management Plan (WHMP)
  • Analyzes Collected Data
  • Reviews Management Methods and Activities
  • Recommends Changes WHMP
  • Re-evaluate Group Make Up
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Wildlife Hazard Working Group

Airport Members and Representatives

  • Airport Manager
  • Operations Department
  • Airport Maintenance Department
  • Airport Wildlife Biologist
  • Planning or Engineering Department
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Airport Tenants (FBO, Corporate, Military)
airport stakeholders
Airport Stakeholders
  • Township Planners
  • Landfill or Trash Transfer Station Operators
  • Homeowners Associations
  • Golf Courses
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Airport Stakeholders
  • Parks and Recreation/Nature Areas
  • Agricultural Boards
  • Malls and Shopping Centers
  • Owners/Managers of Identified Wildlife Attractants
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Benefits

Develops mutual relationship of being “good neighbors”

May allow for mutual assistance to resolve problems

Routine reporting

Increased information for better decision making

Fosters a safe airport environment

Obstacles

Outside property owners/ managers do not have knowledge of wildlife hazard issues

Property owners may be close minded to the needs of the airport

Requires investment in education and outreach from the airport to obtain participation

Airports tend to internalize problems

Involving Stakeholders in Wildlife Hazard Management

internal vs external types of groups
Internal vs. External Types of Groups

Internal

External

Community based Canada Goose Programs

Landfill Task Force

Community Planning

  • Only Airport Based Personnel and Departments

Combination – Involving All Stakeholders

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Community Based Canada Goose Management

Airport Tenant provided funds for a program on multiple properties. City Park: Nest and Egg Treatment, and a Capture/Removal Program

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Waste Handling Facility – Airport Notification Procedures

Landfill / Transfer Station

Airport

ATC

Advisory / Update ATIS

Airport Tenants

Call regarding bird activity at landfill / Transfer Station - determine correct course of action

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Community Planning

Recommendations to Land Use Planners and Developers

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Community Outreach

  • Homeowners Associations
  • Municipalities
  • Business Owners
accomplishments
Accomplishments
  • Increase communication, cooperation, and coordination among stakeholders
  • Minimize creation of attractive habitat
  • Manage existing habitat to make it less attractive
  • Facilitate changes in development to avoid creation of additional hazards
  • Communicate wildlife damage management issues and solutions to people
resources and assistance
FAA/USDA WHM Airports Manual

http://wildlife-mitigation.tc.faa.gov

1-866-4USDAWS

New Jersey 609-641-8147

Resources and Assistance