An interview of Melissa Simpson, Director of Government Affairs at the Safari Club International, provided information and direction on this action.
WHHCC Letter to the DOI Regarding Standard Mitigation Framework
The WHHCC identified the need for a comprehensive approach to mitigating energy projects on federal lands. Therefore, the WHHCC sent a letter to the Department of the Interior with suggestions for a compensatory mitigation program. The WHHCC proposed using a mitigation hierarchy, a process for establishing ecological value, quantifying unavoidable impacts and monitoring, amongst others other suggestions, as a way to standardize protocols and assess mitigation.