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Retention Basins: Canada Geese Factories and Shelters

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Nov 2010


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  • 1. Retention Basins: Canada GeeseFactories and Shelters
  • 2. “Help us everyone,you’re our only hope.”
  • 3. AC 150/5200-33BPROTECTION OF APPROACH, DEPARTURE, AND CIRCLING AIRSPACE. For all airports, the FAA recommends a distance of 5 statute miles between the farthest edge of the airport’s AOA and the hazardous wildlife attractant if the attractant could cause hazardous wildlife movement into or across the approach or departure airspace.
  • 4. Not Your Parent’s Airport“Miracle on the Hudson” gave high profile guidance of what might be expected of an airport’s wildlife management Initial question: What is LGA doing about wildlife? Within 5 miles radius recommendation for wildlife attractant management (AC 33B)
  • 5. Blue-Winged Teal Great EgretGreat Blue Heron Mallard
  • 6. 79476th Oakwood
  • 7. ~11,000 FT-LBS of energy ifstrike 12 lb. goose at 160 mphWeight: 8 – 12 lbs.
  • 8. Basin Uses of CAGOProtection and Feeding Breeding Molting Migration
  • 9. Local CAGO Population Cycle Migrants Stopover Young Hatch and Fledge Migrants # of DepartCanadaGeese Breeding “Dedicated” Residence Remain J F M A M J J A S O N D
  • 10. Travel corridorsbeTween waTer impoundmenTs
  • 11. Preferred Design AttributesNo above-ground standing water (“dry basin”)Designed, engineered, constructed, and maintained for a maximum 48–hour detention period
  • 12. The next one?For now, only time will tell.