Eagle Permits
Midwest Region

Bald Eagle Permit: Non-Purposeful Take

Step-by-Step Guidance

Determining Whether a Wind Turbine Project May Cause the Non-Purposeful Take of Bald Eagles


Step 3. Your project is not likely to cause the non-purposeful take of bald eagles because the project is not within 3 miles of a bald eagle nest, a major eagle concentration area, or navigable waterway.


Should a dead eagle be found at your project site, or if an active bald eagle nest is established within 3 miles of your project after construction is completed, please contact one of the following eagle biologists:


In Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana:

Chris Mensing

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - East Lansing Field Office

2651 Coolidge Road
East Lansing, MI 48823


Phone: 517-351-8316

E:mail: Chris_Mensing@fws.gov


In Wisconsin and Minnesota:

Mags Rheude

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Twin Cities Field Office

4101 American Boulevard East
Bloomington, MN 55425


Phone: 612-725-3548 ext. 2202

E:mail: Margaret_Rheude@fws.gov


In Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri:

Drew Becker

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Rock Island Field Office

1511 47th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265


Phone: 309-757-5800

E:mail: Drew_Becker@fws.gov



You may print this page, then sign and date it for your records. This page documents that you are following the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's recommendations for avoiding the non-purposeful take of bald eagles.



Date: _____________________________________


These recommendations are valid only for the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin.


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Last updated: July 17, 2013