NPS Omission of Data
While most of the FOIA-produced emails and draft documents pertaining to the Park Service’s dog management plan decision-making have been significantly redacted (see All FOIA Documents), we still found evidence that the agency deliberately left out scientific data from their Environmental Impact Statement in order to influence public comments.
Stacking the Deck for a Predetermined Outcome
Sept. 2006: Bill Merkle, GGNRA Wildlife Ecologist, explains their reasoning for leaving sensitive window data out of the dog management plan's Environmental Impact Statement. He says,