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To protect the park's natural and cultural resources and the visitor experience from the impacts of trespass livestock (domestic horses, cattle, and burros that enter the park), Big Bend National Park is developing a Trespass Livestock Management Plan and Environmental Assessment.

Horses, burros and cattle are not native to the park. NPS Policies direct that exotic species "will be managed if control is prudent and feasible and the species interferes with natural processes and the perpetuation of natural features, native species or natural habitats." Horses, burros and cattle are not native to the park.

The plan will provide guidance and a management framework for decisions regarding trespass livestock management over coming years. The plan includes measures that minimize the undesirable effects of management actions upon park visitors, and natural and cultural resources.

The Plan and Environmental Assessment public review and comment period is June 4 through July 3, 2018.





Contact Information
Wildlife Biologist Raymond Skiles - (432) 477-1145, raymond_skiles@nps.gov; Division Chief for Science and Resource Management David Larson, (432) 477-1143 david_larson@nps.gov