Airports conduct Wildlife Site Visits performed by Certified Airport Wildlife Biologist for several reasons. For example if there’s an upcoming project like a new perimeter fence or retention pond, new habitat attractants, recent wildlife strike, or if the airport is unsure whether to conduct a Wildlife Hazard Assessment and update their Wildlife Hazard Management Plan. An Airport Wildlife Hazard Site Visit is executed from one to three days and is intended to get a quick evaluation and analysis of the Airports current Wildlife Hazards, Mitigation efforts, policies and procedures and future risks.
When a Certified Airport Wildlife Biologist conducts a Site Visit, the biologist may also provide the airport with Wildlife Mitigation suggestions for immediate action if necessary or to recommend a full Wildlife Hazard Assessment to be performed. If an airport already has a Wildlife Hazard Management Plan (WHMP), airport management can use a Site Visit to investigate wildlife strikes to aircraft or see if the Plan needs to be updated. Airports can also use a Site Visit to decide if a proposed land use in the vicinity of an airport will increase the potential for wildlife hazards at the airport. For non-certificated airports that do not have a Plan, a Site Visit can provide a suitable basis to develop a basic WHMP.
At Loomacres Wildlife Management our team of biologist focus on the following key areas when conducting a Site Visit
Data in the field is collected from several different observation spots on the airfield and at different times of the day to ensure all areas are covered and information is recorded. Once the Biologist has collected and reviewed all findings from the above listed focus points, a full summary and analysis is submitted to the Airports Operator. From this report the airport can take the information at hand provided by Loomacres and make a quick and informed decision.
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