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US 70 D r Quake e N e ck L a k 13 US 7 Goldsboro Y Wills Pond Airport Operations Area Installation Boundary Municipal Boundary Interstate US Highway Seymour Johnson AFB State Highway Local Road Railroad Stream / River £ ¤ 70 1 US 3 BR ID £ ¤ 13 Water Body US 70 Airfield Surface Area GE LANE BILL b a 117 Page 28 E EL RK BE 5-mile BASH Relevancy Area Bear Creek Lake W/S Lake Number Six ASH J R Wells Lake A T S 111 Durhams Lake The Seymour Johnson 2017 BASH Plan notes  several issues regarding the areas surrounding  the military installation. Specifically, the  Goldsboro Waste Water Treatment Plant to the  southwest of the airfield acts as a wildlife  attractant, and the Atlantic Flyway, which is a  bird migration route, is located over Seymour  Johnson AFB.   0 H WY Seymour Johnson AFB Bird Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard Legend £ ¤ SMITHFIELD OL 581 Bear Creek W/S Lake Number Three WN ETO PAT T S NC 44 795 70 Figure 13 « § ¦ ¬ ¨ 44 £ ¤ Bird /Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard Due to the nature of their operations, airports  typically have large, open, grassy areas where  wildlife can congregate.  Additionally, some land  uses, like golf courses, are often situated near  airports because they can easily meet the height  and density restrictions imposed by aircraft  activity. Unfortunately, golf courses also have  large, open, grassy areas and oftentimes also  feature water – another wildlife attractant. To  help maximize safety to the pilots, military  installations, and neighboring communities, the  FAA requires a minimum five‐mile radius  extending outward from the air operations area  to be free of wildlife attractants.  This is an effort  to minimize mishaps between wildlife and  aircrafts. The five‐mile minimum separation  distance for Seymour Johnson AFB is illustrated  in Figure 13.    Sleepy Creek Lake Upper Source: Matrix Design Group, 2015. 0 1 2 Miles Seymour Johnson AFB and Dare County Range JLUS Report