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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Mags Rheude bands an eagle. Photo by USFWS.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Mags Rheude bands an eagle. Photo by USFWS.


Fish and Wildlife Biologists Teach Law Seminar on Bald Eagles

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff members Mags Rheude, Wildlife Biologist, Twin Cities Ecological Services Field Office, and Tony Sullins, Regional Endangered Species Chief, recently teamed up to teach a Continuing Education law seminar on bald eagle laws and regulations.
 
The seminar titled, “Where Eagles Dare - Endangered Species Recovery and Management” was hosted by the Hennepin County Bar Association. Topics included a history of bald and golden eagle conservation in the US, as well as eagle listing, recovery and delisting.
 
Also discussed were the types of eagle permits available, including non-purposeful take permits for which industry (such as solar, wind and gas) can apply.
 
The question-and-answer portion focused on the continuing legal and management challenges, as well as how to balance development with wildlife conservation. Practicing lawyers from around the Twin Cities attended this seminar to fulfill their continuing education requirements for their law license.
 
By Mags Rheude
Twin Cities, Minnesota Ecological Services Field Office


Last updated: June 8, 2020