Accession Number : ADA605909


Title :   Final Environmental Assessment, Reeds Creek Restoration at Beale Air Force Base, California


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : AIR FOR RECONNAISSANCE WING (9TH) BEALE AFB CA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a605909.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 73


Abstract : The purpose of the Proposed Action is to reduce the flight hazard due to increased bird activity along Reeds Creek, by eliminating ponding created by beavers and natural deposits of sediment and debris. Beale AFB is home to an active runway and flight line. The 9th Reconnaissance Wing requires that base activities follow a Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) Plan designed to minimize bird strikes, which create a severe threat to human life in addition to aircraft damage. Some key requirements found in the BASH plan include minimizing and reducing conditions that are attractive to birds around the flight line. Reeds Creek is located approximately 1.2 mi away from the active runway. Beavers have dammed portions of the creek creating several ponds, which are an attractant to birds.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *BIRDS , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , *STREAMS , AIR STRIKES , BIOLOGY , BIRD STRIKES , DEBRIS , DEPOSITS , ECOLOGY , FLIGHT , HAZARDS , NATURAL RESOURCES , RUNWAYS , SAFETY , THREATS , WATER RESOURCES


Subject Categories : Biology
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE