Best Management Practices for addressing the Migratory Bird Convention Act (Canada)/Migratory Bird Treaty Act (U.S.) and its effect on roadway and bridge construction and rehabilitation
Wildlife & Ecosystems
Research Idea Scope
Migratory birds establish nests on bridge structures and within roadway r-o-w’s. Restricted activity periods due to nesting restrict construction, maintenance and rehabilitation of roads and bridges leading to increased costs. The research would include appropriate methods to deter birds from establishing nests.
Urgency and Payoff
Development of documents that meet legislated requirements while still allowing transportation departments to undertake appropriatae construction, maintenance and rehabilitation at a reduced cost.
Don Snider Alberta Transportation 780-415-1387