Jackson airport looks to reduce bird strikes
Officials at Wyoming's busiest airport are studying new ways they can reduce the number of times that planes strike birds including sage grouse.
Half of the 62 recorded bird strikes at Jackson Hole Airport since 1994 have involved sage grouse. A large sage grouse breeding ground is located just north of the airport.
Bird strikes are bad news not only for birds but also for planes. Sometimes birds cause planes to crash.
Airport Director Ray Bishop says a new wildlife hazard management plan being developed will cover other types of wildlife that can threaten air traffic.
The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports airport officials have scheduled a public workshop on the effort. The workshop will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Snow King Resort in Jackson.
Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com
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