Media coverage regarding City of Norfolk denial of any wrongdoing in removal of eagles’ nests
WTKR – “An organization accused the city of Norfolk of violating the U.S. Fish and Wildlife permit after bald-eagle nests were removed from the Norfolk Botanical Garden. Now the USFWS has responded saying they’ve found no violations.”
WAVY – “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the City of Norfolk has not violated its federal permit to remove eagle nests at Norfolk Botanical Garden.
An attorney for Eagle on Alliance sent a letter to City Manager Marcus Jones in March accusing the city of violating the Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries permit.”
The Virginian-Pilot – Feds tell Norfolk it can continue removing eagle nests
“The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service has told the city it can continue to take down the nests. The city sought the agency’s opinion after an environmental attorney accused it of violating permits.
The Eagle On Alliance, an advocacy group formed after the city removed the nests in October, hired the attorney. The group argued that Norfolk violated its federal permit when it removed too many nests. The city likely will continue the work into next year and amend its permit to allow for the removal of two more nests, should the eagles succeed in rebuilding, according to an email sent to the service.”
The Daily Press – “Norfolk sought the federal agency’s opinion after an environmental attorney for the Eagle On Alliance, accused the city of violating permits when it removed too many nests.
According to an email sent to the service, the city likely will continue the work into next year and amend its permit to allow for the removal of two more nests, should the eagles succeed in rebuilding.”
Screen captures courtesy of Norfolk Botanical Garden EagleCam