The USFWS will determine the number of pole retrofits a permittee is required complete to offset their incidental take of eagles. The Eagle ILF Program defines 1 mitigation credit = 1 retrofitted power pole. Cost for each credit will be based on the full-cost accounting to retrofit an individual pole and maintain retrofits for a minimum of 30 years.
Non-permittees may be eligible to purchase mitigation credits with prior approval of the USFWS. Contact the Eagle ILF Program for more information.
Purchase Mitigation Credits