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Save Echo Lake Eagle Night Roost

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Hancock here:  Our Chehalis Salmon and Bald Eagle Preserve is threatened by the chipping away of the key elements that make it so special, the pure water and the adjacent old-growth forest that both cleans the water and provides safe overnight roosting places for thousands of eagles.
 
I would say that this proposal to log these rare large trees would not even be considered since so few are left but some people want to extract the last dollar from every single resource, even if it is for such short lived purposes.
 
Please say, "Keep your hands and saws off the old-growth forest of Echo Lake and keep our Chehalis Salmon & Eagle Preserve safe."
 
It is incredible how we have attempted to preserve this several times before and some greed-driven individual still comes back for another dollar's worth of our heritage.  Just say NO.
 
Our live streaming CAMS on the Harrison Mills Bald Eagle Nest, when pointed to the south, look up into the Echo Lake watershed.  it is right beside the Chehalis River where our 10,000 bald eagles gather all fall and winter and largely roost in those very trees.
 
Thanks.
 
David Hancock
Hancock Wildlife Foundation
 
Click here to sign the petition to save Echo Lake Ancient Forest:
 

 

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Nature of Things 'Eagles Next Door' Program Re-Airs Thursday, July 14

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Did you miss the premier showing last Feb. 4th of CBC's Nature of Things with David Suzuki program titled 'Eagles Next Door'?  It featured David Hancock and the HWF eagle cams for a full hour.  I am pleased to announce that the show will be repeated this week on Thursday, July 14th, at 8 PM local time on CBC.  Unfortunately only Canadians will be able to view the program. 

Check it out here:

http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/episodes/eagles-next-door

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Turf war erupts over federal kill permit for gulls drawn to Delta compost operation

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A Delta turf farm that receives regional food waste for composting has a federal “damage or danger” permit that allows the use of firearms to harass and kill scores of nuisance gulls per year attracted to the operation.

David Hancock of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation said he is outraged at Environment Canada for issuing the permit, saying: “That’s incredible. I find the issuance of a kill permit to be an obscene way of handling an obvious turf-farm, self-induced problem.”

Hancock said in an interview that he received three calls on Sunday from individuals who witnessed multiple gulls being shot on the turf farm. 

Read the rest of the story  and view the photo here: 

http://www.theprovince.com/technology/Turf+erupts+over+federal+kill+permit+gulls+drawn+Delta+compost+operation/11991316/story.html

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Killing Wildlife Permit at Delta Turf Farm should be illegal.

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The following is an open letter I just sent to the local and provincial governments as well as the media:

Today, June 12, 2016, my phone has rung off the wall in response to extensive shooting of gulls, crows and starlings and …..?? at the Delta Turf Farm on 72nd Ave. in Delta, BC.

As many people know the Turf Farm has taken on the processing of a significant part of the 'organic waste' from the Vancouver Landfill immediately to the north across Highway 99.  The Turf Farm policy of exposing these food sources openly for scavengers to feast upon, particularly in the location immediately between the Boundary Bay Airport active runway (10m across the road to the east) and a new major Highway 17 (South Fraser Perimeter Road bordering the Turf Farm to the west), not only endangers many wildlife species mentioned above but exposes bald eagles to incredible threat of traffic and aircraft as well as the direct threat to vehicular human life and aircraft passengers approaching the Boundary Bay Airport.  Both vehicle traffic and aircraft at this location I understand have already collided with eagles.  I suspect each level of government will be party to some pending law suit for allowing this egregious land-use policy.

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Eagle likely hit small Alaska plane before crash that killed 4

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Originally published May 7, 2016 at 7:05 pm

 

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OWL's Open House Reminder

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A reminder for our local viewers and members

Tomorrow and Sunday, April 23 and 24, Hancock Wildlife Foundation and David Hancock will be at OWL's open house in Delta.  HWF will have a display booth and David will speak at 11 AM both days.  Please come out and see us and view the amazing raptors at OWL.  Also on both days there will be a rehabilitated bald eagle released at 1 PM.  Don't forget to bring your cameras.

For more information: http://www.owlcanada.org/

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Orphaned Wildlife Open House, Apr. 23 & 24

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We hope to see some of our Hancock members at OWL's open house next weekend, the 23rd and 24th. David Hancock will be speaking at 11 AM both days. I'll be at the HWF booth and I'm still looking for help to man our table, especially on Saturday while David is inside giving his eagle talk. The raptor release will be at 1 PM both days as well.

For more info:  http://owlcanada.org/

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Baby bald eagles in golf course nest

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Photo courtesy of Terri Lhuillier
One of two eaglets is shown in the nest with adult bald eagle Spirit at a tree at Riverview Golf and Courtry Club in Redding on Monday.
Photo courtesy of Terri Lhuillier
One of two eaglets is shown in the nest with adult bald eagle Spirit at a tree at Riverview Golf and Courtry Club in Redding on Monday.
 
By Damon Arthur of the Redding Record Searchlight
 

Redding eagle watchers said they have confirmed two baby eagles have hatched at a bald eagle nest on a golf course in Redding.

Terri Lhuillier, an avid eagle watcher, said she and other members of the Fans of the Redding Eagles have taken photos of two eaglets in the nest.

Read the rest of the story here:

http://www.redding.com/news/local/baby-bald-eagles-in-golf-course-nest-303f2d6b-94c1-0501-e053-0100007f1627-375354371.html

Follow the Redding, California eagles in the Hancock Wildlife forum here:

http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=865756#865756

 

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