The hype against this has been unbelievable...and totally misguided IMO.
The policy was never written to eliminate feral colonies. It actually stresses relocation before erradication in "Problem" areas.
Read the article:
"After the anti-feral policy was approved last year, the commission's staff said their first steps would be to identify feral cat colonies on state lands, assess which ones posed the most immediate threat to native wildlife and take steps to remove them through adoption, the relocation of feeding stations or other strategies. But they haven't done any of this."