Objectives and Constraints
In addition to the above-stated purpose, the agencies have agreed that nine objectives would guide them in determining whether an alternative is reasonable, and in selecting the preferred alternative. Each alternative must meet the following objectives:
Another important factor in deciding the reasonableness of alternatives are agency constraints imposed by laws, regulations, or other requirements. All alternatives must be within these constraints to be a viable choice. A summary of legislative and regulatory requirements of each of the four agencies involved in bison management is provided in volume 1, “Purpose of and Need for Action.”
Did You Know?
There are more people hurt by bison than by bears each year in Yellowstone. Park regulations state that visitors must stay at least 25 yards away from bison or elk and 100 yards away from bears.