DoD Partners in Flight (DoD PIF)

BASH Working Group

The Bird/Animal Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) Working Group is designed to support flight safety and protect the military mission through avian and wildlife management while coordinating with DoD conservation priorities.

Working Group Goals and Objectives

  • Explore, test, and disseminate information on the newest technologies and management techniques that emphasize non-lethal methods of mitigating BASH
  • Improve communication, coordination, and cooperation between Air Operations and Natural Resource programs
  • Coordinate data collection and natural resource management between BASH and Natural Resources Programs and promote the integration of BASH into INRMPs
  • Train airfield personnel about, and communicate the importance of, reporting all bird strikes and sending strike samples to the Smithsonian Feather Identification Lab.

For questions, please contact the Working Group Chair Paul Block.