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Conserving the Nature of America
The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
Bald Eagle Permits for Incidental Take
Environmental Assessments Available for Public Review and Comment
The Service may issue permits for taking eagles when the take is associated with, but not the purpose, of an activity and cannot be practicably avoided. We refer to this type of take as "incidental take." The regulation authorizing Incidental take permits for bald and golden eagles can be found in the Code of the Federal Register 50 CFR 22.26
Below are Environmental Assessments available for public review and comment. These assessments evaluate the impact of issuing long-term permits for the Incidental take of bald eagles. Information on how to comment and the dates of the comment period are provided below.
Rock Creek Wind Energy Facility
About the project
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) posted a draft environmental assessment for a request on an incidental take permit for bald eagles at the Rock Creek Wind Facility in Missouri. The applicant, Rock Creek Wind Project LLC, requested a 30-year permit under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act for take of bald eagles at its 150-turbine facility near Tarkio in northwestern Missouri. A 30-day public comment period was open until January 8, 2019.