Agencies work to minimize Boulder Canyon blasting impact on golden eagles

Golden eagle. (Photo: Tony Gurzick / Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

BOULDER, Colo. — Agencies overseeing a road construction project west of Boulder that includes blasting are taking care to not disturb golden eagles that nest in the area.

The Daily Camera reports that rock blasting is set to begin Tuesday in the lower Boulder Canyon along Highway 119.

Multiple agencies have pooled their knowledge and worked together to minimize any impacts the blasting might have on the raptors.

Blasting is expected to occur twice weekly through August.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Jason Clay said state wildlife biologists determined there is a low chance of impacting the eagle nests through currently proposed construction plans and timing.

But Clay says there will be monitoring done throughout the project to see how it is affecting the birds.

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