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1 Advisory Circular No.150/ Qualifications for Wildlife Biologists and Training for Airport Personnel 30th Annual Airport Conference Hershey, Pennsylvania March 8, 2007 USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services

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3 30th Annual Airport Conference Hershey, Pennsylvania March 8, 2007 USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services What does it do? Details training for airport personnel (14 CFR Part ) Advisory Circular 150/ Creates more regulation! Defines “qualified airport wildlife biologist” (14 CFR Part )

4 30th Annual Airport Conference Hershey, Pennsylvania March 8, 2007 USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services Who’s impacted? Public-use airports Certificates under Part 139, Subpart D Persons conducting wildlife management Advisory Circular 150/

5 30th Annual Airport Conference Hershey, Pennsylvania March 8, 2007 USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services Why is it important? Spells out qualifications WHA and training Advisory Circular 150/ Provides clarity (huh?!)

6 30th Annual Airport Conference Hershey, Pennsylvania March 8, 2007 USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services Education and training Experience Advisory Circular 150/ Qualified Airport Wildlife Biologist #1

7 30th Annual Airport Conference Hershey, Pennsylvania March 8, 2007 USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services Qualified Airport Wildlife Biologist Education and training Advisory Circular 150/ GS-0486 equivalent Acceptable airport hazard management training course Recurrent training every 3 years Airport hazard management training Bird Strike Conference Other FAA-acceptable training #1

8 30th Annual Airport Conference Hershey, Pennsylvania March 8, 2007 USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services Advisory Circular 150/ Appendix A Qualification Standards for OPM GS0486 Wildlife Biologist Wildlife coursework (9) Zoology coursework (12) Botany coursework (9) or Equivalent education and experience

9 30th Annual Airport Conference Hershey, Pennsylvania March 8, 2007 USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services Advisory Circular 150/ Appendix B Acceptable Airport Wildlife Hazard Management Course 24 hours Instructor qualifications

10 30th Annual Airport Conference Hershey, Pennsylvania March 8, 2007 USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services Advisory Circular 150/ Appendix B Acceptable Airport Wildlife Hazard Management Course Airport familiarization Aircraft familiarization Wildlife hazards to aviation Laws, regulations, and policies (Federal, State, Local) DOD requirements on military/civilian joint-use airports

11 30th Annual Airport Conference Hershey, Pennsylvania March 8, 2007 USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services Advisory Circular 150/ Appendix B Acceptable Airport Wildlife Hazard Management Course State and Federal agency roles and responsibilities FAA National Wildlife Aircraft Strike Database Environmental Issues Initial consultations and Wildlife Hazard Assessments

12 30th Annual Airport Conference Hershey, Pennsylvania March 8, 2007 USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services Advisory Circular 150/ Appendix B Acceptable Airport Wildlife Hazard Management Course Wildlife Hazard Management Plans Wildlife hazard management control strategies and tactics Off-airport attractants Testing (oral, written, practical, or combination)

13 30th Annual Airport Conference Hershey, Pennsylvania March 8, 2007 USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services Qualified Airport Wildlife Biologist Experience Advisory Circular 150/ Conducted a Wildlife Hazard Assessment Qualified airport wildlife biologists should possess verification. Ask them for it. #1

14 Are you still with me?

15 30th Annual Airport Conference Hershey, Pennsylvania March 8, 2007 USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services Advisory Circular 150/ Initial and Recurrent Training for Airport Personnel Who When #2 What Personnel “actively involved” in wildlife hazard management Conducted by a qualified airport wildlife biologist Every 12 months 8 hours Appendix C

16 30th Annual Airport Conference Hershey, Pennsylvania March 8, 2007 USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services Advisory Circular 150/ “Train-the-trainer” approach Receive training from qualified airport wildlife biologist “…provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed by airport personnel to implement a Wildlife Hazard Management Plan.” (Appendix C)

17 30th Annual Airport Conference Hershey, Pennsylvania March 8, 2007 USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services Advisory Circular 150/ Appendix C Training Curriculum for Airport Personnel General survey of wildlife hazards to aviation Review of airport’s WHA Review of airport’s WHMP Basic bird and mammal identification

18 30th Annual Airport Conference Hershey, Pennsylvania March 8, 2007 USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services Advisory Circular 150/ Appendix C Training Curriculum for Airport Personnel (continued) Pyrotechnic and firearms safety Other training required by state or federal regulations pesticide application Testing oral, written, practical, combination

19 30th Annual Airport Conference Hershey, Pennsylvania March 8, 2007 USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services Thank You!


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