Managing Canada Geese in Urban Environments
- A Technical Guide
By Arthur E. Smith
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ISBN 1577532554 TWS104P
ISBN 1577532554 TWS104D
In many areas of the United States and Canada, the Canada goose has adapted to suburban landscapes, foraging on mowed lawns and nesting near ponds and reservoirs. Geese may congregate at parks, golf courses, and athletic fields, creating nuisance situations. This manual is intended to help wildlife professionals, turf grass managers, and homeowners select appropriate management strategies for alleviating problems caused by resident, nonmigratory geese.
This guide complements the Cornell Cooperative Extension video, Suburban Goose Management: Searching for Balance, which describes suburban goose management, biology, and social issues. The manual provides additional details for selecting management actions to reduce conflicts with resident geese. This publication is the result of collaboration by Cornell Cooperative Extension, the University of Wisconsin, and the Berryman Institute, Utah State University.