Final Environmental Assessment for Wildlife Control Actions at Williams Lake, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado
Rept. for 2010-2013
AIR FORCE CENTER FOR ENGINEERING AND THE ENVIRONMENT LACKLAND AFB TX
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Pursuant to provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act NEP A, 42 U.S. Code 4321 et seq., implementing Council on Environmental Quality CEQ Regulations, 40 Code of Federal Regulations CFR 1500-1508, and 32 CFR Part 989, Environmental Impact Analysis Process EIAP, the U.S. Air Force Air Force conducted an assessment of the potential environmental consequences of implementing wildlife control actions at Williams Lake, located at Buckley Air Force Base AFB, Colorado. This Environmental Assessment EA, EA for Wildlife Control Actions at Williams Lake, incorporated by reference in this finding, considers the potential impacts of the Proposed Action on the natural and human environments. The Proposed Action comprises development and implementation of a Wildlife Management Control Program for Williams Lake that incorporates specific recommendations from Buckley AFB s BirdWildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard BASH Plan required to minimize or prevent wildlife interference with aircraft operations on the base. Alternative 1, the Preferred Alternative, would include relocation of existing fish, draining water from the lake, removal of Williams Lake dam, and regrading the Williams Lake drainage basin to predevelopment drainage conditions. Alternative 2, periodic removal of water by pumping of water from the lake, is similar to the Preferred Alternative however, under Alternative 2, Williams Lake darn would not be removed and regrading of the drainage basin would not occur. Alternative 2, although assessed in the EA, will likely not be necessary due to the water level on the lake decreasing significantly since ceasing the addition of groundwater to the lake therefore, Alternative 2 is no longer considered a viable option. The No-Action Alternative would include continued implementation of wildlife deterrence measures Williams Lake however, no wildlife habitat modifications or improvements would be conducted.
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