The organization is directed by a Steering Committee consisting of members from representative organizations, including:
- Federal Aviation Administration
- U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Department of Defense
- U.S. Airports
- Private Sector Services
- Aerospace Industry
Bird and other wildlife strikes to aircraft are estimated to cause over $900 million in damage to U.S. civil and military aviation annually. Furthermore, these strikes put the lives of aircraft crew members and their passengers at risk: over 250 people have been killed worldwide as a result of wildlife strikes since 1988.