The purpose of the Proposed Action is to reduce the flight hazard due to increased bird activity along Reeds Creek, by eliminating ponding created by beavers and natural deposits of sediment and debris. Beale AFB is home to an active runway and flight line. The 9th Reconnaissance Wing requires that base activities follow a Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) Plan designed to minimize bird strikes, which create a severe threat to human life in addition to aircraft damage. Some key requirements found in the BASH plan include minimizing and reducing conditions that are attractive to birds around the flight line. Reeds Creek is located approximately 1.2 mi away from the active runway. Beavers have dammed portions of the creek creating several ponds, which are an attractant to birds.