Mountain Goat Management Plan/EIS
The National Park Service (NPS) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for a Mountain Goat Management Plan (plan/FEIS) for Olympic National Park. This plan/FEIS was developed in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. This plan/FEIS provides management direction to address resource stewardship and human safety concerns resulting from the presence of non-native mountain goats within Olympic National Park. The Final Mountain Goat Management Plan considers potential impacts to park resources and values, including visitor experience, wilderness character, vegetation, wildlife and habitat, park operations, and cultural resources.
The plan/FEIS also proposes moving goats from the Olympic Peninsula to native mountain goat habitat on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests.
The plan/FEIS is now available for public review for 30-days (starting May 4, 2018), after which the Record of Decision (ROD) will be presented to the NPS Pacific West Regional Director for approval and signature. Project implementation can begin immediately following receipt of the signed ROD. A limited number of hard copies of the plan/FEIS are available at park headquarters.
Please click on the "Document List" link on the left side of this page to view the FEIS and associated documents.
No comment period or public meetings are held during the plan/FEIS 30-day review period.
Thank you for your interest in Olympic National Park!
Christina Miller: (360) 565-3008