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  • Eagle Project to trap Birds of Prey

    There's is an Eagle Scout project which places Goshawk traps around LAX airport in order to reduce bird collisions with aircraft. The trapped birds (hawks, owls) are then tagged and relocated.

    The scouts will assist the airport with the implementation of live traps for its wildlife mitigation program, according to an LAX statement.

    The program includes habitat modification by eliminating wildlife-attracting vegetation and maintaining specified mowing heights for weeds. Birds hoping to frequent LAX will also be confronted with fencing and noise repellants, such as sound cannons and sirens.

    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/...f-prey-at-lax/

    http://palosverdes.patch.com/groups/...d-traps-at-lax

    No word as to who handles baiting the trap (I think live pigeons are used). Interesting project.
    Last edited by RememberSchiff; 08-26-2013, 02:39 PM.

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    Another interesting Eagle project - Eagle Scouts builds archery range in town park.

    “I made up my own design,” Magle said. “I used ideas from previous use of other ranges, but I made it my own.”

    Magle, family, friends and individuals involved in Boy Scouts helped Magle construct the archery range, accumulating more than 151 hours of combined work.

    The range has three lanes with targets set at different distances. It is open for public use. There are plans for Algoma High School and the Parks and Recreation Department to host classes at the range in the future.


    http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/...-Scout-project

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    • #3
      The BoP trapping sounds like an ongoing program. How is this going to be continued? Is this like a Trail cleanup type of thing?

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      • #4
        What do Klingon warships have to do with Eagle Projects ?

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        • SSScout
          SSScout commented
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          This is a left coast thing. If right coast, it would be "boid a prey"
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