Eagle Permits
Midwest Region


Bald Eagle Permit: Non-Purposeful Take

Step-by-Step Guidance


Step 1.  Choose an Activity Category

Select the category that most closely fits your activity. Activities are separated into categories based on the nature and magnitude of impacts to bald eagles.   


Note! This guidance is for new or intermittent activities near an eagle nest.


A. If your project involves any of the following construction or development activities near an active or inactive bald eagle nest, click here.


•   Building construction

•   Construction of roads, trails, canals, power lines, and other linear utilities

•   Agriculture or aquaculture – new or expanded operations

•   Alteration of shorelines or wetlands

•   Installation of docks or moorings

•   Water impoundment

•   Mining

•   Oil and natural gas drilling and refining

•   Installation or expansion of marinas with a capacity of 6 or more boats


B. If your project involves the operation and construction of wind power turbines, click here.


C. If your project is a timber operation or forestry practice near an active or inactive bald eagle nest click here.


D. If your activity is helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft use, click here.


E. If your activity is blasting or other loud, intermittent noise (including fireworks), click here.


F. For routine motorized and non-motorized recreation that includes, hiking, camping, atv use, and boating, click here.



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Last updated: February 1, 2016