State Officials Want More Options When Protecting Shore Birds, Promoting Recreation | WCAI

State Officials Want More Options When Protecting Shore Birds, Promoting Recreation

Jan 27, 2016

State wildlife officials are applying for a federal permit to allow more flexibility in managing piping plover habitat on state and town land.

Federal law prohibits any activity that may put piping plover at risk -- the permit would help managers find a balance between protecting this endangered bird and allowing humans access to the beaches the birds nest on. The U.S. Fisheries and Wildlife Service is taking public comment on the state's proposal through February 19th.