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Southwestern Bald Eagle Management Committee
Guiding Bald Eagle Management in Arizona

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Bald Eagle Profile Guiding bald eagle conservation in Arizona is the Southwestern Bald Eagle Management Committee (SWBEMC).

Bi-annual and public relations subcommittee meetings provide a forum to work toward a common goal: conservation of the bald eagle.

With the bird occurring on lands managed by different governmental agencies, private entities and Native American Tribes, cooperation among all involved is crucial for the species. The SWBEMC uses an adaptive approach to manage bald eagles. Some of the topics tackled are how development projects might affect eagles; how to mitigate those effects; or, how the Endangered Species Act applies to certain situations. Through the SWBEMC, we have learned where the birds are, what their requirements are, and what management challenges exist at each breeding area. The SWBEMC's goal is to continue to work together and use the information acquired to ensure the long-term conservation of the bald eagle in Arizona. In 2005, the state of Arizona recognized the committee's work through the Governor's Pride in Arizona Award for Media Leadership associated with the Arizona Bald Eagle Management Program. The committee also received honorable mention in the Governor's Pride of Arizona Award for Environmental Education because of the Arizona Bald Eagle Nestwatch Program and in Recycling for the Monofilament Recovery Program.


The Southwestern Bald Eagle Management Committee Members:

Arizona Game and Fish Department Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Arizona Department of Transportation Salt River Project
Arizona Public Service San Carlos Apache Game and Fish Department
Arizona State Parks Tonto Apache Tribe
American Ealge Research Institute U.S. Army Cops of Engineers
Arizona Army National Guard U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs
National Park Service U.S. Bureau of Land Management
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Gila River Indian Community U.S. Department of Defense Luke Air Force Base
Hopi Tribe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department USFWS Sonoran Joint Venture
Navajo Nation Department of Fish and Wildlife U.S. Forest Service
Freeport McMoRan White Mountain Apache Game and Fish Department
If you would like to learn more about how you
can support the efforts of the SWBEMC and
eagle management throughout Arizona, contact:

Kenneth Jacobson
Bald Eagle Management Coordinator
Arizona Game and Fish Department
Nongame Branch

Phone: (623) 236-7575
5000 West Carefree Highway
Phoenix, Arizona  85086-5000
or
E-mail: baldeagle@azgfd.gov