The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recognize that native animals are resources of value and interest to the American people. Animal damage control (ADC) management may be required to minimize depredations to livestock and wildlife species; to protect threatened and endangered species; to maintain viable populations of native wildlife species; to preserve ecologically unique areas; to minimize rodent and other wildlife damage to cropland, grassland, and forestland; and, to suppress animal-borne diseases. ADC functions as a supplement to, not a substitute for, standard husbandry practices and techniques.
United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management, "Environmental Assessment Animal Damage Control on Public Lands Administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Casper District, Wyoming" (1994). Environmental Assessments (WY). Paper 6.