[Federal Register: February 4, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 24)]
[Page 6494-6495]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Bureau of Land Management

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Notice of Availability of a Memorandum of Understanding Between 
the Bureau of Land Management and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
To Promote Conservation of Migratory Birds

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.


SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of the final signed 
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Bureau of Land Management 
(BLM) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to Promote 
Conservation of Migratory Birds.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Geoff Walsh, Wildlife Biologist, 202-
912-7271, geoffrey_walsh@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces the availability of 
the MOU between the BLM and the FWS to Promote Conservation of 
Migratory Birds signed April 12, 2010. The MOU provides for 
strengthening migratory bird conservation by identifying and 
implementing strategies that promote conservation and reduce or 
eliminate adverse impacts on migratory birds through enhanced 
collaboration between the BLM and the FWS, in coordination with State, 
tribal, and local governments. This MOU identifies specific activities 
where cooperation between the BLM and the FWS will contribute to the 
conservation of migratory birds and their habitat. These activities are 
intended to complement and support existing partnerships and efforts, 
and to facilitate new collaborative conservation partnerships and 
comprehensive planning efforts for migratory birds. Pursuant to 
Executive Order 13186, [FR 66 3853] published on January 17, 2001, 
entitled ``Responsibilities of Federal agencies to Protect Migratory 
Birds,'' this MOU outlines a collaborative approach to promote the 
conservation of migratory bird populations. The Executive Order also 
directs agencies to take certain actions to further implement the 
migratory bird conventions, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), the 
Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA) and other pertinent 
statutes. The implementation of the MOU will be coordinated through 
ongoing communication between the BLM Division of Fish, Wildlife, and 
Plant Conservation and the FWS Division of

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Migratory Bird Management. Major implementation elements include, but 
are not limited to, BLM development of a migratory bird strategic 
conservation plan and the FWS completion of raptor conservation 

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

    NEPA will be complied with as the MOU is implemented.

Robert V. Abbey,
Director, Bureau of Land Management.
[FR Doc. 2011-2528 Filed 2-3-11; 8:45 am]