Free program to help manage conflicts with Canada geese


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COLUMBUS – To biologists, Canada geese are an outstanding conservation success story. Once extirpated from the state, Ohio now supports a healthy population. However, to a landowner they can be viewed as nuisances that lead to conflicts.

Officials are encouraging people to come learn more about conflict management with Canada geese during a free public program on Thursday, Feb. 21, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

The program will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Division of Wildlife District One headquarters located at 1500 Dublin Road in Columbus.

The seminar will be led by ODNR Division of Wildlife staff that specializes in dealing with goose conflicts. Topics to be covered will not only include conflict management but also Canada goose biology, ecology and population trends.

This program is best suited for ages 16 and up. The program is free but pre-registration is required as seating is limited. Please call 614-644-3925 or email derek.klein@dnr.state.oh.us.

Learn more about Canada geese in Ohio at wildohio.gov.

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.

For more information, contact: Karen Norris, ODNR Division of Wildlife at (614) 902-4197

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