Best Practices

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Service) has developed activity-specific voluntary best practices in coordination with partners and industry to reduce impacts to migratory birds. These documents provide important background on the applicable laws and policies, helping clarify standards and expectations, and/or offering suggested best practices to avoid or minimize negative impacts to birds.

The following links contain best practice documents that have been developed for specific industries or species.

Activity/Structure Specific

Species Specific

Conservation measures are actions or practices that can be implemented at a project site to help reduce impacts to migratory birds or their habitat. For a growing list of migratory bird conservation measure resources that can be applied at a variety of types of projects, please visit the Conservation Measures webpage.

Last Updated: February 11, 2020