Airport Surveyed To Reduce Risk Of Encounters Between Animals And Airplanes

Associated Press

Updated Mon, Sep 26, 2011 10:01 am

Wildlife on and around the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport's property is being surveyed to reduce the risk of encounters between animals and airplanes.

The survey is being conducted by Loomacres Wildlife Management.

Loomacres biologist Matt Natali says that birds, mammals, insects and even grass height are being surveyed to determine potential problems.

The study began in December 2010 and is expected to be completed in November. The airport will use the findings to develop a wildlife management plan.