NFWF seeks proposals for bird conservation around pipeline
Source: National Fish and Widlife Foundation
In June 2010, Ruby Pipeline LLC prepared a Voluntary Conservation Plan for Migratory Birds associated with the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Ruby Pipeline project in Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and Oregon. The Voluntary Conservation Plan was developed in coordination with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to further the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats relative to the pipeline development. The USFWS manages and protects the nation’s native migratory birds under the authorities of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. The Voluntary Conservation Plan set forth conservation measures that Ruby Pipeline agreed to voluntarily implement to restore and conserve migratory bird habitat in Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and Oregon. However, bird habitat conservation projects designed to benefit greater sage-grouse and/or Sagebrush Steppe habitat are not eligible under this initiative as these conservation needs were addressed in a separate conservation agreement Ruby negotiated with the states.
Proposals are due August 15, 2013