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August 20001 WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT At WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY Environmental Office Code 250.

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1 August WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT At WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY Environmental Office Code 250

2 August Wildlife Management Program n Active management for years n Historical driver is airport safety n Regulatory Drivers FAA Safety Regulations and the Endangered Species Act

3 August Threatened and Endangered Species n Piping Plover and Wilson’s Plover are protected by land use restrictions during breeding season. n American Bald Eagle protected by land use restrictions during breeding season. n Peregrine Falcon breeding success is monitored at Wallops Island nesting tower.

4 August Federal Aviation Safety Regulations (Historical) n Habitat Modification n Aircrew Warnings n Harassment n Removal by limited hunting in accordance with DNR permits. Wildlife Hazard Control Program, Appendix F of Range Safety Mission Handbook

5 August Deer and Small Mammals (Now) n 14 month assessment by USDA/APHIS/WS to determine species population statistics n Control Methods n Fencing surrounding Aircraft Operations Area. n Habitat Modification by removing or altering vital food, cover, and shelter. n USDA/APHIS/WS sharp shooting program for deer and trapping of small mammals.

6 August Migratory and non-Migratory Birds (Now) n 14 month assessment by USDA/APHIS/WS to determine species population statistics n Control Measures n Pyrotechnics for emergency dispersal of birds on airfield. n Propane Cannons for emergency dispersal of birds on airfield. n USDA/APHIS/WS sharp shooting program for deer and trapping of birds.


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