Comments Accepted Until
|A proposed conservation plan to manage New York’s population of the bald eagle is now available for public review and comment, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced Monday. The Conservation Plan for Bald Eagles in New York State describes the historic and current status of the bald eagle in the state and provides guidelines for future management actions. |
· Maintain a statewide average breeding bald eagle population of at least 200 breeding pairs.
· Maintain protection of our significant wintering bald eagle population.Key actions to meet these objectives include:
o Land clearing;
o Increased human disturbance;
o Collisions with cars, trains, electric lines, wind turbines and other structures; and,
o Environmental contaminants including lead and PCBs.
DEC will accept comments on the draft plan until . Comments or questions should be addressed by email firstname.lastname@example.org (note “bald eagle” in the subject line), or by phone, contact Dan Rosenblatt at 518-402-8884. Comments can also be mailed to DEC’s Wildlife Diversity Unit, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754.