Management Actions

  • 2014 Egg Addling Program Press Release

    News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2014   Egg addling controls goose population    In the continued effort to control the Canada Goose population in the Okanagan, the Okanagan Valley Goose Management Program is initiating its annual egg addling program. Now in its eighth year, this program has prevented the exponential increase of the non-migratory resident goose population that inhabits the valley year round.   Most communities in the valley struggle with management of these non-migratory Canada Geese. They are largely ...

  • News Release: 2013 Egg Addling Program Underway

      News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2013 Egg Addling Controls Goose Population In a continued effort to control the Canada Goose population in the Okanagan Valley, the Okanagan Valley Goose Management Program is about to begin its annual egg addling program. Over the past six years, this program has prevented the exponential increase of the non-migratory resident goose population that inhabits the valley all year long.

  • Leg bands!

    In 2012 and 2013 with great thanks to a funding grant from the Western Canada Turfgrass Association (2012) and staff time donated by LaHawk Ltd and Wise Wildlife Control (2012 and 2013), we were able to mark geese wtih leg bands.  The leg band data will be used to help us better understand questions on local movements and nesting patterns of geese.  They will also contribute to our understanding of population size and survival. We captured geese during our "goose-round-ups" in ...

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