Aerial Capture Eradication And Tagging Animals Unit

The Interagency Aerial Capture, Eradication, and Tagging of Animals (ACETA) Unit provides national leadership to promote the safety and well-being of all personnel involved in aerial ACETA operations by developing and disseminating interagency ACETA operations guidance. Primary objectives include:

  • Develop and disseminate ACETA guidance applicable to pertinent agencies, states, counties, and vendors.
  • Solicit, identify, evaluate, and address ACETA operations, safety, regulatory, equipment, management, performance, and personnel issues.
  • Share information and technology between participants, other working groups and the aviation community.
  • Review and approve new ACETA equipment, accessories and modifications.
  • Provide oversight of contractor and agency equipment and procedural compliance.
  • Identify training needs and develop courses for use in the field by ACETA personnel.



Michael Reid
NWCG Coordinator: 
Tim Blake
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