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WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT At WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY Environmental Office Code 250 Wildlife Management Program Active management for years Historical driver is airport safety Regulatory Drivers FAA Safety Regulations and the Endangered Species Act Threatened and Endangered Species

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wildlife management program
Wildlife Management Program
  • Active management for years
  • Historical driver is airport safety
  • Regulatory Drivers FAA Safety Regulations and the Endangered Species Act
threatened and endangered species
Threatened and Endangered Species
  • Piping Plover and Wilson’s Plover are protected by land use restrictions during breeding season.
  • American Bald Eagle protected by land use restrictions during breeding season.
  • Peregrine Falcon breeding success is monitored at Wallops Island nesting tower.
federal aviation safety regulations historical
Federal Aviation Safety Regulations (Historical)
  • Habitat Modification
  • Aircrew Warnings
  • Harassment
  • Removal by limited hunting in accordance with DNR permits.
  • Wildlife Hazard Control Program, Appendix F of Range Safety Mission Handbook
deer and small mammals now
Deer and Small Mammals (Now)
  • 14 month assessment by USDA/APHIS/WS to determine species population statistics
  • Control Methods
      • Fencing surrounding Aircraft Operations Area.
      • Habitat Modification by removing or altering vital food, cover, and shelter.
      • USDA/APHIS/WS sharp shooting program for deer and trapping of small mammals.
migratory and non migratory birds now
Migratory and non-Migratory Birds (Now)
  • 14 month assessment by USDA/APHIS/WS to determine species population statistics
  • Control Measures
      • Pyrotechnics for emergency dispersal of birds on airfield.
      • Propane Cannons for emergency dispersal of birds on airfield.
      • USDA/APHIS/WS sharp shooting program for deer and trapping of birds.