Exotic Species Management Plans / Environmental Assessments
To protect the park's natural and cultural resources and the visitor experience from the harmful impacts of exotic aoudads (a.k.a. Barbary sheep) and feral hogs, Big Bend National Park is developing an Exotic Animal Management Plan and Environmental Assessment.
NPS Policies direct that exotic species "will be managed if control is prudent and feasible and the exotic species interferes with natural processes and the perpetuation of natural features, native species or natural habitats."
The plan will provide guidance and a management framework for decisions regarding exotic species 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 30-day public review and comment period is January 29, 2018 through February 27, 2018.
Wildlife Biologist Raymond Skiles - (432) 477-1145, firstname.lastname@example.org; Division Chief for Science and Resource Management David Larson, (432) 477-1143 email@example.com