Accession Number:

ADA071141

Title:

Blackbird Control on Army Installations.

Descriptive Note:

Environmental impact statement.

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

183.0

Abstract:

The proposed action will locally reduce the population of grackles, cowbirds, starlings, and redwinged blackbirds. Based upon U.S. Department of the Interior analysis of blackbird populations, this local population reduction will not adversely affect the national population. The effect of the chemical application on surface and ground water, fish, nontarget birds and wildlife, plants, and humans has been considered. Under present and anticipated conditions, no adverse impact is expected. It is expected that the action will reduce agricultural damage, feed grain losses, and the potential health hazard caused by histoplasmosis. This action will also allow the Army to better discharge its responsibility toward communities in the vicinity of the project areas.

Subject Categories:

  • Pesticides Pollution and Control
  • Ecology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE