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To bolster native bighorns, Grand Teton NP will remove non-native mountain goats

Non-native mountain goats will be moved from Grand Teton National Park as quickly as possible to protect a native population of bighorn sheep and natural resources in the park.

Based on analysis in the environmental assessment and public comments, the decision allows the National Park Service to rapidly remove non-native mountain goats from the park by lethal and non-lethal (live capture and translocation) methods. The decision also includes modifications from the preferred alternative to include the use of qualified volunteers to assist in ground-based lethal removal activities, and allow for the donation and distribution of mountain goat meat that results from lethal removal activities.

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