In 2016, the Pacific Flyway Council sent a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service requesting the Service begin work to revise the existing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents for light goose management to allow for a conservation order for light geese within the Pacific Flyway. Abundances of Western Arctic and Wrangel Island Populations of lesser snow geese and Ross’s geese were well above management objectives, and studies indicated very high growth rates of snow geese in northern Alaska (>20%/year), on Wrangel Island, (>10%/year), and within the western Canadian Arctic, principally on Banks Island (>5%/year).