The discovery of an active Bald Eagle nest at Jeffrey Lake has resulted in Central adopting US Fish and Wildlife Service guidelines to help avoid interfering with the eagle’s ability to forage, nest, roost, breed, or raise young.  With regards to watercraft, those guidelines include the establishment of a 330 foot buffer around the nest within the breeding season while the nest is active.

Central personnel have installed buoys and sign posts to establish this 330’ buffer.  The sign posts will include informational signs provided by NGPC (not currently installed on the posts).  These precautions will only remain in effect until the eaglet has fledged and is capable of flight.  The chick appears to be approximately 4-6 weeks old and will likely fledge within the next 4-6 weeks.  Once fledge, the buffer will be removed.