Restoring American Bald Eagle to upper Cumberland region a tall tale
Patty Coffey, project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District's Eagle Restoration Program; gives Gatorade to a young American Bald Eagle being held by Frank Massa, natural resource manager at Dale Hollow Lake, at a hacking tower on the shoreline of the lake Aug. 22, 1988. Biology Professor Ray Jordan from Tennessee Technological University helps with the care of the bird. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District conducted an Eagle Restoration Program between 1987 and 1991 in the hopes that when they took flight for the first time they would return four to five years later when sexually mature to reproduce and nest all year long.

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