They found a pair of bald eagles near the site of a new Ohio River bridge east of Louisville:
Among the measures being considered is avoiding tree removal in the immediate vicinity at any time, and protecting a wider area during the nesting season, [Kate Heyden, a biologist with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife] said.
Other steps under consideration include protecting trees that eagles use as likely hunting perches, and establishing a buffer zone where construction crews and equipment are not allowed.
The eagles are at an undisclosed location on private land. Very few people will ever see them. Society is revealing a preference to spend extra money to protect them. Some of those benefits must be existence values, right?