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Guidebook on Managing Critical Habitat for Threatened or Endangered Species


The decline of species worldwide due to habitat encroachment and climate change (among other factors) is likely to result in more designations of threatened and endangered species, which means additional areas designated as critical habitat. The safety and operational requirements of airports are not necessarily well understood by regulatory agencies responsible for implementing the Endangered Species Act and state level equivalents. Guidance and materials to help airports communicate these considerations to regulators would be useful. Likewise, airports that are determined to have critical habitat on site will need information and best practices for managing these areas.


Objective is to develop a guidebook and tools for airports to educate regulators unfamiliar with the airport environment and FAA regulations, and to prepare for designation as a critical habitat for a threatened or endangered species.

Sponsoring Committee:AV030, Environmental Impacts of Aviation
Date Posted:03/02/2021
Date Modified:03/10/2021
Index Terms:Handbooks, Habitat (Ecology), Endangered species, Wildlife, Airports,
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