Best Practices for Management Plans - Canada Goose and Cackling Goose Management

cover of publicationFor large landowners with recurring conflicts between geese and people, the permit applicant should be encouraged to develop a goose management plan. Examples of entities that would benefit from having a management plan include: municipalities and conservation authorities, airport authorities, golf courses, corporate campuses and cottage associations. The plan must include a population target, an approach to achieve and maintain the target numbers, and address public opinion. Killing is not to be the primary management approach; however, a one-time or even periodic removal of birds may be part of the plan if preventative measures are also applied. Preventative actions identified in the management plan must be completed. Lack of action may result in no permit being issued in subsequent years.

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  • Author: Environment Canada
  • Language of Document: Separate English/French
  • Document Type: Booklet
  • Cat. No.: CW66-293/3-2011E-PDF
  • ISBN: 978-1-100-19098-3
  • Pages: 4
  • Year: 2011
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