Text from the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Plan, 2008, Page 46
Most wildlife conservation goals are measured across areas much larger than energy lease boundaries and drilling facilities. Therefore, protecting wildlife around facilities and within lease areas is necessary but not sufficient for achieving goals for the larger areas. By adding active wildlife management off-site to protections on-site, agencies and companies can achieve conservation goals faster. The first step is to identify active management projects off-site.
The Bureau of Land Management is currently assessing policy with the potential to create more flexibility on offsite mitigation.