Support for Bald Eagle Nests in the Lower Mainland

 

August 1 2018

 

The Croydon Drive Bald Eagle Nest in Surrey, BC, Canada illegally destroyed last month, must be the last Bald Eagle nest tree ever again cut down in B.C. without adequate mitigation plans.

 

As citizens with a deep concern for British Columbia’s wildlife, we wish to register our strong support for the full protection of Bald Eagles in our province. These magnificent birds have rebounded from near extinction in North America within the last few decades, and their numbers are slowly growing in the Lower Mainland. We support their protection at all stages of their life cycle. There are currently 79 nesting territories in Delta, the highest number of any city in the world, and 43 in Surrey. We support their presence in our communities and are strongly opposed to their nest trees being destroyed.

 

We furthermore wish to state our support for the proactive mitigation proposal by the B.C. Provincial Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations branch (FLNR) and the City of Surrey following the loss of the active Bald Eagle nest at Croydon Drive, Surrey. This proposal includes (a) the immediate preservation of the lands and trees surrounding the old Bald Eagle nest (under City of Surrey Bylaws), and (b) the erection of a pole and nest to be in place by September 10 so that the eagles returning from their northern migration see an alternative nesting site ready and waiting.

 

We are also in support of the enforcement of the BC Provincial Wildlife Act to the full extent of the law, which states that Bald Eagle nests are protected for all 12 months of the year, including the imposition of maximum financial penalties on offenders.

Stop Illegal Destruction of Eagle Nests

Support for Bald Eagle Nests in the Lower Mainland

August 1 2018

The Croydon Drive Bald Eagle Nest in Surrey, BC, Canada illegally destroyed last month, must be the last Bald Eagle nest tree ever again cut down in B.C. without adequate mitigation plans.

As citizens with a deep concern for British Columbia’s wildlife, we wish to register our strong support for the full protection of Bald Eagles in our province. These magnificent birds have rebounded from near extinction in North America within the last few decades, and their numbers are slowly growing in the Lower Mainland. We support their protection at all stages of their life cycle. There are currently 79 nesting territories in Delta, the highest number of any city in the world, and 43 in Surrey. We support their presence in our communities and are strongly opposed to their nest trees being destroyed.
We furthermore wish to state our support for the proactive mitigation proposal by the B.C. Provincial Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations branch (FLNR) and the City of Surrey following the loss of the active Bald Eagle nest at Croydon Drive, Surrey. This proposal includes (a) the immediate preservation of the lands and trees surrounding the old Bald Eagle nest (under City of Surrey Bylaws), and (b) the erection of a pole and nest to be in place by September 10 so that the eagles returning from their northern migration see an alternative nesting site ready and waiting.

We are also in support of the enforcement of the BC Provincial Wildlife Act to the full extent of the law, which states that Bald Eagle nests are protected for all 12 months of the year, including the imposition of maximum financial penalties on offenders.

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8 Comments

  1. It’s the greedy developers that do not want to abide by the nest protection laws. So they sneak over to the tree in the cover of darkness and whittle away at it until the tree cannot be saved. Need hidden cameras set up to catch these criminals. Oh, how I wish a trail came or Go Pro had been set up for this heartbreak. Hope they catch these low life criminals.

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  2. These groups or individuals who deliberately break the law for their own monetary gains, thinking they will just pay the fine as it is the “cost of doing business” must be stopped. Our laws matter, our people matter and so do our eagles! Make them pay significantly from their own pockets, as money is all they understand.

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  3. Stop this from happening again – set an example by enforcing the full extent of the law.

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  4. Please stop the senseless destruction of our environment. With all the fires happening now, we need to help save as much of this planet as we can.

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  5. Protect the trees, protect the birds and animals, protect Mother Earth. Harsher punishments are necessary!

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  6. Destroying an Eagle Family’s home for any reason is not acceptable…..Eagle numbers are growing & now we have groups deliberately breaking the law for no reason than their own monetary gain and just pay a small fine that doesn’t mean squat to them because as Jean Bobbett says “just the cost of doing business” chopping down trees that could be home for our lower mainland Eagles to raise their families…..THIS MUST BE STOPPED

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  7. We need better protection of bald eagle and raptor nests in general in the Lower Mainland. This nest was a landmark and a very well known eagles nest – the way this site is dealt with in terms of prosecution, installation of a new nest site and protection of the area surrounding the nest will be setting a very important precedent for the area as development continues at an unprecedented rate.

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  8. Deliberate destruction calls for deliberate action. Provincial wildlife staff and police should be searching for those who would put their own needs above the needs of our natural world. The have protection in place for eagles nests, as the people of BC agreed it should be done. Yu have the support of the people to enforce the laws of the people

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