The Bald Eagle Is Back In Pa

09.25.13 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners is considering a proposal to remove the bald eagle from the state's list of threatened species, and there's an opportunity for the public to weigh in on the matter. The board on Tuesday voted to open a period of public review for a proposal to upgrade the bald eagle's status from “threatened” to “protected” in Pennsylvania. The board still would need to vote once more before a change in status would occur. Tuesday's vote puts the proposal on a timeline to be approved as early as January. The proposal to remove the bald eagle from the state's threatened species list has its roots in a successful restoration program launched by the Game Commission 30 years ago. Three decades later, there are more than 271 nests statewide.