Wildlife Hazards Tracked at North Adams Airport
Deer, crow and bald eagles are a few of the wildlife incursions that are being tracked as part of a yearlong hazardous wildlife assessment at Harriman & West Airport.
Randy Christensen, an environmental scientist with engineering firm, Stantec, told the Airport Commission last week that airports are asked to undergo said assessment after certain triggers such as a wildlife strike, observations of wildlife on the runway, or knowledge of wildlife attractants in the area.
North Adams was specifically flagged for deer on the runway. He said a dead deer was found on the ramp last year.Christensen said spends eight hours at the airport and surrounding areas twice a month to observe but also sets up game cameras.
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