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Lecture: Raptors of the Chesapeake Bay: Past,present and future outlook for the Bald Eagle and Peregrine Falcon

Lecture: Raptors of the Chesapeake Bay: Past,present and future outlook for the Bald Eagle and Peregrine Falcon

From March 13, 2014 7:00 pm until March 13, 2014 8:30 pm

At Annapolis Maritime Museum 723 2nd Street, Annapolis, MD 21403, USA

Speaker:
Craig Koopie, Raptor Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Chesapeake Bay Office

Lecture Highlights:

  • Review the history of efforts that resulted in removal of Bald Eagles and Peregrine Falcons from Endangered Species Act
  • Describe research through partnership and collaboration with other State and Federal biologists and academia that led to recovery
  • Review raptor propagation centers and species reintroduction activities
  • Describe activities in the development of new protection under Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act
  • Introduce latest on standards development and conditions for eagle "take/disturbance" permits for land developers including proponents of renewable energy that may harm or disturb eagles

Speaker Bio:

  • Graduate of George Mason University, Fairfax Virginia
  • 30 year history promoting stewardship for protection of habitat for raptors and other migratory birds on Federal, State and private lands in Chesapeake Bay watershed
  • Partnered and collaborated with other State and Federal biologists, academia, and raptor propagation centers to conduct research and implement species reintroduction
  • Achieved full recovery of the Bald Eagle and Peregrine Falcon including removal from the Endangered Species Act in 2007 and 2001 respectively
  • FWS Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act Coordination
  • Regional Representative on several national teams
  • National Post-delisting Monitoring Teams for bald eagles and peregrine falcons
  • Eagle Technical Assessment Team-providing science necessary to develop standards and conditions for new eagle "take" permits
  • Eagle Permit Team—developing new protection guidelines and permit program to authorize "take"

2014-03-13 19:00:00
2014-03-13 20:30:00
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