Reward offered for info on who cut trees holding eagle nests
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information on the destruction of three trees that were home to nesting bald eagles on the Kenai Peninsula.
Kenai radio station KSRM reports the trees were cut this spring around Anchor Point.
An aerial survey spotted the felled trees.
The trees were the cut down within a half-mile of each other and were the only trees cut in the area.
The Fish and Wildlife is offering the reward to identify who cut the trees.
Bald eagles are protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
Violations of the federal statutes carry maximum criminal penalties of up to $100,000 per person and a year of prison.