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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Bird Relocation at Elmendorf Lake Park
Melanie Morales (GPA)

Bird Relocation at Elmendorf Lake Park

Office of Military &Veteran Affairs

Stage 3: Final Report

Open Date: May 1, 2019 Close Date: June 21, 2019
The City of San Antonio, Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are working together to reduce hazards associated with the large number of birds surrounding the Elmendorf Lake Park area—and we want to hear from you! 

Before you provide input, here’s some background information to take into consideration. We need to reduce hazards related to the bird population because:

  • The risk of collisions between birds and aircraft threatens the safety of pilots, military service members and the surrounding neighborhoods.
  • Since 2010, an average of more than 50 wildlife strikes has been reported at JBSA-Kelly Field each fiscal year.
  • The accumulation of bird feces has damaged the vegetation and natural habitat at Elmendorf Lake and contributed to water and air quality issues.

We need your help! Share your suggestions for a solution that creates a safer flight path for pilots, keeps our neighborhoods safe and protects Elmendorf Lake’s environment. A proposed plan has been developed with the advice and support of environmental, wildlife and military experts. We need your ideas to complete the plan.

Your suggestions will be provided to JBSA, the USDA and stakeholders for consideration, review and evaluation. Viable suggestions based on sound biological and ecological principals and which are economically feasible will be added to the plan. Then, a joint effort to relocate the bird population will be carried out.

Click here to learn more, and use the form below to share your input today!

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