When it comes to Wildlife Hazard Management there may not be any greater double edge sword than Balancing Airport Stormwater and Management of wildlife. Airports are required to manage the quality of stormwater as well as ensure the safety of their day to day aircraft operations. This tends to increase the number of wildlife hazards and conflict with Federal, state, and local stormwater management regulations and guidelines.
Why is this such an increasing or alarming problem?
Due to the continuous loss of habitat and airports having to comply with requirements such as stormwater detention ponds which in many cases have exposed open water or vegetation that attract wildlife. This creates a predicament for air safety concerns! While on one hand airports are following guidelines and environmental standards it can serve as a beacon for wildlife. Airports are forced to balance increased growth and consumer demand while developing Wildlife Management tools to minimize public safety risk.
With wildlife habitat being diminished daily in the United States (economic growth, population growth, etc.) the first step in airport safety as it pertains to wildlife hazards is to contact a Wildlife Management company to do an on-sight assessment to rate and scale how big of an issue your airport is facing. From there tools and practices can be implemented to ensure that not only are you following Federal, State, and Local stormwater regulations but to decrease your risk of aircraft safety.
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