Restoring American Bald Eagle to upper Cumberland region a tall tale
Patty Coffey, deputy chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Operations Division, holds a photo in her office Dec. 8, 2014 of her hydrating a young American Bald Eagle at Dale Hollow Lake July 27, 1989 as part of the Eagle Restoration Project. Coffey, a wildlife biologist, served as the project manager for the program that transported 18 eaglets in July 1989 from Wisconsin and Alaska to Tennessee to reestablish the American Bald Eagle to the upper Cumberland region. Twelve eaglets were bound for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to place at Chickamauga Lake, although one died during the trip, and six were resettled at Dale Hollow Lake. A total of 44 eaglets were resettled at Dale Hollow Lake between 1987 and 1991.