29.110 What are the purposes of the Service's operating standards§ 29.110 What are the purposes of the Service's operating standards?
The purposes are to:
(a) Protect Service-administered lands and waters, and refuge resources; wildlife-dependent visitor uses and experiences; and visitor and employee health and safety; and
(b) Ensure use of technologically feasible, least damaging methods. The operating standards give us and the operator flexibility to consider using alternative methods, equipment, materials design, and conduct of operations.