NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the City of Norfolk has not violated its federal permit to remove eagle nests at Norfolk Botanical Garden.
An attorney for Eagle on Alliance sent a letter to City Manager Marcus Jones in March accusing the city of violating the Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries permit.
Thursday, city spokeswoman Lori Crouch said the city requested the USFWS to review the practices. The USFWS found the actions were within the conditions of the permit.
Crouch said Eagle on Alliance also accused the city of violating the Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries permit. According to Crouch, because the Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries took the bald eagle off the state threatened species list on Jan. 1, 2013 and the city didn't need to renew the state permit.
The nests were removed in October at the request of the federal government because they were too close to Norfolk International Airport.
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