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Record No: Res 31713    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 10/17/2016
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION to enter a partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to participate in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Urban Conservation Treaty for Migratory Birds Program encouraging the exploration and incorporation of bird-friendly policies, design, and best practices for creating, enhancing, and maintaining safe habitats for migratory birds and other urban wildlife.
Sponsors: Debora Juarez, Lisa Herbold
Attachments: 1. Att A – Urban Migratory Bird Treaty
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION to enter a partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to participate in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Urban Conservation Treaty for Migratory Birds Program encouraging the exploration and incorporation of bird-friendly policies, design, and best practices for creating, enhancing, and maintaining safe habitats for migratory birds and other urban wildlife.
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WHEREAS, in 2015, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service invited The City of Seattle to participate in the Urban Conservation Treaty for Migratory Birds Program; and
WHEREAS, the City of Seattle has already established itself as a bird friendly city and meets all of the necessary qualifications put forth by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife for entering the Urban Conservation Treaty for Migratory Birds Program.
WHEREAS, Seattle sits along the Pacific Flyway, a major north-south bird migration route; and
WHEREAS, the cities of Portland, Oregon, and San Francisco, California, have become Urban Bird Treaty Cities in the Pacific Flyway; and
WHEREAS, Seattle is home to at least 109 bird species that are either known to breed or likely to breed within City limits; 18 of which are identified as threatened, sensitive, or species of concern by various agencies; and
WHEREAS, the Urban Conservation Treaty for Migratory Birds Program maintains a grant-making role, providing financial support for the work of cities in the Program; and
WHEREAS, The City of Seattle supports protection, restoration, and enhancement of urban/suburban habitats for birds through its Land Use Code and ordinances; and
WHEREAS, The City of Seattle is exploring ways of incorporating environmental education about migratory birds in the design of park structures such as play areas; and
WHEREAS, The City of Seattle is incorporating bird-friendly practices and nesting structures such as osprey platforms in developed landscapes, natural areas, Urban Forest Restoration ...

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