As a result of the public interest in the withdrawal by Eastern Collier Property Owners (ECPO) of their Incidental Take Permit (ITP) Applications, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has decided to release the December 2021 Draft Biological Opinion (Draft BiOp) and, with permission from ECPO, their application withdrawal letter submitted to the Service on July 28, 2022.
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This is a collection of first-hand field reports from our biologists and staff during the 2022 waterfowl banding operations, also known as the Western Canada Cooperative Banding Program. This effort is led by the Migratory Bird Program and in conjunction with our partners at the Canadian Wildlife Service.
North American Wetlands Conservation Act, Section 10. REPORT TO CONGRESS: The Secretary shall report to the appropriate Committees on the implementation of this Act. The report shall include: (1) a biennial assessment of: (A) the estimated number of acres of wetlands and habitat for waterfowl and other migratory birds that were restored, protected, or enhanced during such two-year period by Federal, State, and local agencies and other entities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico; (B) trends in the populations size and distribution of North American migratory birds; (C) the status of efforts to establish agreements with nations in the western hemisphere pursuant to section 16; and (D) wetlands conservation projects funded under this Act, listed and identified by type, conservation mechanism (such as acquisition, easement, or lease), location, and duration. (2) an annual assessment of the status of wetlands conservation projects, including an accounting of expenditures by Federal, State, and other United States entities, and expenditures by Canadian and Mexican sources to carry out these projects.