has been found out and the Navy is now trying to do some damage control. Need to read lower half of the document. What is bad is the Navy did not read this poison aspect of this report until after folks started to question them about poison usage. Do a search of avitrol to get to the page. Again where was the QA of these documents.
Avitrol or DRC-1339 are not intended for snow geese or tundra swans, so why is this part of the Navy's conceptual BASH plan? I think the Navy presented this plan as their BASH plan. While these reports show where they will not be used what poison does the Navy intend to use on these birds to keep them out? pg 4-40 DSEIS vol. 2. To link this document is not practical, but if you wish it, down load DSEIS vol 2. "Utilization of lethal methods for wildlife control in North Carolina would require, at a minimum, a USFWS Mirgratory Bird Depredation permit and a NCWRC Special Airport Depredation permit." Seeings how the Navy did not question the use of poisons, nor did they state they would not use poisons in the DSEIS, the intention to use poisons has to be an option. To require an individual to shot 100,000 birds is not practical. A more efficient method of removing this large BASH problem must be utilized. Nor is expecting someone to drive out to the runway, and then shoot them. The birds will fly off. This is not efficeint.
Has the Navy asked these folks if they will approve this espically when 1) this plan is purposely being placed in close proximity to where a refuge that they are entrusted to protect, 2) the Navy's own documentation shows this is not needed?
Again, the contempt of the Navy to think noone would read these reports or to deduce their true intentions.
Part of this BASH plan is in response to
"a court case contending the findings of the FEIS found that the document was deficient; one area of deficiency found that the document did not adequately address BASH concerns. BASH concerns were divided into two main areas: 1) the FEIS failing to assess current BASH conditions and 2) failing to address the potential effects associated with the implementation of a BASH plan (i.e., an adaptive management plan designed to reduce BASH, either potential or realized.)"
This report itself states this
"specifically addresses BASH conditions at each proposed OLF site and provides a conceptual BASH plan for each site."
It is not intended to be the BASH plan as that is the responsibility of the Navy based on the information provided.
So did the Navy provide us with a true BASH plan? Nope, all we got was a conceptual plan. When will we get the plan? Probably after any comment period and then we will be told what poison they intend to utilize. Remember, with all these reports, the Navy says animals will become acclomated to the noise and other factors that man can throw at them. Only killing these birds will stop them from being a safety concern.
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