Wildlife hazards at airports have become a major concern due to the potential for significant damage to aircraft and the threat posed to public health and safety. To address wildlife hazards at airports, WS personnel in Oregon contributed 0.4715 staff years to provide assistance at 6 civil and 4 joint use airports for a total of 10 airports in FY 2010. In addition, technical training was provided at 6 airports for 37 airport personnel.
The Oregon Department of Aviation (ODOA) relies on WS to review land development projects to evaluate potential wildlife hazards to aircraft operations. Additionally, ODOA calls on WS to conduct emergency removal of wildlife on airports that may cause, or already have caused, collisions with aircraft.