WEST staff have extensive eagle experience, ranging from large-effort aerial surveys to assisting with compliance and mitigation strategies. Our team has proven expertise in helping clients navigate the current eagle regulatory environment.
Our team helps clients develop sound strategies that effectively address eagle issues and withstand agency and public scrutiny. Our expertise provides clients with credible, objective, and responsible solutions.
Our extensive background and strong working relationships with the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) provide WEST with the necessary foundation to develop and promote appropriate study designs and analyses. Our statisticians and biometricians possess a thorough understanding of the USFWS Bayesian approach to predict eagle take. A 2016 publication by WEST staff, reviews the input data for the prior distribution for collision rate, and provides an updated prior distribution for collision rate. This publication can be reviewed at: http://www.west-inc.com/wildlife-life-monitoring-and-research/
Areas of Expertise:
- Avoidance, Minimization, and Mitigation Strategies
- Compliance Strategies: Eagle Conservation Plans and Bird and Bat Conservation Strategies
- Experimental Advanced Conservation Practices Research and Development
- Population Monitoring
- Resource Equivalency Analysis