avian protection

Bird Policy Prepares for Another Migration With New Administration

The Trump administration's final rule interpreting the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) to not prohibit the incidental take (accidental injury or death) of migratory birds recently hatched. But with the…

Power Companies Advance Voluntary Avian Protection Without Threat of Liability for Incidental Take

With shifts in political winds come shifts in agency legal interpretations. In January 2017, the solicitor of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) issued a formal legal opinion interpreting…