Accession Number : ADP004194

Title :   Landscape Management on Airports for Reduction of Bird Populations,

Corporate Author : GERMAN BOARD FOR BIRDSTRIKE PREVENTION TRABEN-TRARBACH (GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s) : Hild,J.

Report Date : 25 MAY 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : By special provisions of landscape management it was possible to reduce the number of birdstrikes on German military airfields; on civil airports the birdstrike situation has been improving slowly over the past few years. Agricultural use and pasturing on airfields/airports has been forbidden on grassland areas special methods of grass mowing have been practized e.g. long-grass-procedure and/or use of growth inhibitors. Large areas have been afforested with small/low woods with a high density; heater and swamp/bog areas have been promoted. So an exchange of large birds against small size birds could be reached. In the airport surroundings it was necessary to eliminate all areas attractive for birds; especially with respect to artificial lakes detailed provisions and landscape management has been carried out to minimize bird-strike risk during approach and climbing.

Descriptors :   *Airports, Land use, Management, Birds, Reduction, Control, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE