Virginia Ecological Services
Northeast Region

Project Reviews in Virginia

Step 6b - Eagle Concentration Areas

(B) Determine if the action area intersects within a designated bald eagle concentration area by using the Virginia Field Office's Bald Eagle Map Tool (Note: accessing this online ArcGIS tool may take a few minutes). Shorelines designated as concentration areas (both winter and summer) were mapped with a 660 foot buffer.

(NOTE: For projects that have blasting or other loud noise components, the buffer distance around eagle nests and concentration areas is 2,640 feet or up to 5,280 feet in open areas. Refer to the National Bald Eagle Management Guidelines.)

  1. If the action area does not intersect with an eagle concentration area, add "bald eagle" to the species/resource name column and add "does not intersect with an eagle concentration area" to the conclusion column in the species conclusion table. Continue to Step 7

  2. If the action area intersects with an eagle concentration area, add "bald eagle" to the species/resource name column and add "does intersect with eagle concentration area" to the conclusion column in the species conclusions table. Using the mapper, you will also be able to determine the time of year restrictions for the shoreline area. Continue to Step 7

Eagle mapper

Project Reviews
Introduction
Step 1 - Action Area

Step 2 - Official Species List
Step 3 - State Coordination
Step 4 - Suitable Habitat
Step 5 - Critical Habitat
Step 6a - Eagle Nests
Step 6b - Eagle Concentration Areas
Step 7 - Determinations

Step 8 - Project Review Package


Endangered Species

- Species in Virginia
- Species by County/City
- Species Fact Sheets


Critical Habitat
- What is it ?
- Critical Habitat Mapper

Permits & HCPs
- Endangered Species Permits
- Warren Co. Power Station Low Effect HCP

General Info
- Plants and the ESA
- Bald Eagle Information
- Mussel Guidelines
- Northern Long-eared Bat Interim Conference and Planning Guidance (PDF - 1.2MB)

Communication Towers
- Service Guidance on the Siting, Construction, Operation and Decommissioning of Communication Towers

Surveys/Habitat Assessments
- Approved Surveyors (for federally listed species & karst geology in Virginia)
- How to be a Surveyor
- Optimal Survey Times: PLANTS
- How long is an ANIMAL survey valid?
- How long is a PLANT survey valid?
- 2014 Indiana Bat Summer Survey Guidance

Last updated: January 27, 2014
All images by FWS unless otherwise noted.