The United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) intends to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to analyze alternatives for predator damage management in Idaho. The EIS will address alternatives for APHIS involvement in managing damage and threats to livestock and other domestic animals, agricultural resources, property, natural resources and human health and safety associated with predators statewide. The scope of the EIS is intended to include management of damage and conflicts associated with predators such as bears, mountain lions, coyotes, feral swine and wolves
Initiation of this will begin in May 2019. Once complete, this EIS will take the place of the current Idaho EIS’ – Southern, Central and Northern – as well as the environmental assessment on gray wolf damage management in Idaho. For more information, contact: Mr. Kirk Gustad, Wildlife Services, APHIS, USDA, 9134 West Blackeagle Drive, Boise, ID 83709; (208) 373-1630.
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