When people hear about Loomacres Wildlife Management they tend to ask the same question; “so what exactly do you do?”. It is every marketing departments dream to have brand recognition with just one word, or just one logo. But not everyone is Coke or Pepsi, or Samsung, Chevy, or Ford. But we would like to think that our company is getting there when it comes to airport wildlife management.
So, let us start with what we do for our clients, and there is no better example of this than USAir Flight 1549 emergency landing in the Hudson River or better known for the movie Sully in which the pilot is played by Tom Hanks. In that scenario an airplane took off from La Guardia on January 15th, 2009 and a bird strike occurred! To be more specific the plane collided with a flock of geese, and geese pose as a major threat to airports. The plane was forced to make an emergency landing in the Hudson River and thankfully no one was seriously hurt or killed. So where do we fit into this story? We are the people that make sure those types of accidents do not happen! We keep you, your family, and your loved ones safe when they travel through the air. But do not worry that was not one of our clients otherwise Tom Hanks would not have been nominated for Best Actor of the year.
The first thing we do for our clients is a Wildlife Hazard Assessment . Loomacres has certified trained airport wildlife biologists specializing in FAA approved Wildlife Hazard Assessments (WHA). Our biologists analyze the strike history at the airport for seasonal, temporal, and diurnal trends. By identifying any trends this helps us develop a mitigation plan custom to that specific airport. From there we identify any attractants on the airport (food, water, habitat). Our goal is to simply find the problems or species that pose a threat to aircraft and passenger safety and develop a strategy to eliminate further harm. That strategy is called a Wildlife Hazard Management Plan or WHMP. This document is created based around using a tool called WHaMRAT or Wildlife Hazard Management Risk Assessment Tool. This plan will guide the airport in reducing the potential for bird and wildlife strikes while maintaining a suitable environment for both people and wildlife.
For more information on Loomacres or how to implement this process to your own airport, please fill out the contact fields below.
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