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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Join DLC for a “Goose Management” Presentation by the USDA Wildlife Services - Rescheduled for 10/21

DLC 9/16 Seminar

Join the Deal Lake Commission for a “Goose Management” Presentation by the USDA, Wildlife Services - PLEASE NOTE THIS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM SEPTEMBER 16 TO OCTOBER 21

Each and every day, a Canadian goose residing in New Jersey eats 2-3 pounds of grass a day. We know that goose fecal matter has phosphorus in it and the average goose deposits 1.5 to two pounds of fecal matter per day. This contributes to algae blooms and is unhealthy for people as well as Deal Lake. The Deal Lake Commission has been assisting the DLC municipalities with getting Permission Slips signed by homeowners so that the USDA can addle goose nests on private properties along the lake. The DLC also employs other goose management techniques to treat grassy areas along Deal Lake Drive.
The DLC has invited Nicole Rein, from the USDA, Wildlife Services to  provide a workshop to the public on goose management, on October 21 at 6 :00 pm. via Zoom.  Info to access the September meeting is here:
The DLC encourages the public to attend this workshop to gain an understanding about the reasons for controlling the goose population, various methods used to control the population and ways the public can help.
September 16 USDA Presentation Information: United States Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services’ presentation will be on Canada goose management in New Jersey. Background on goose biology, population and regulations will be provided.  The primary focus will be on various techniques that can aid in preventing damage to property, bodies of water, and human health and safety. These techniques include habitat modification, exclusion, lawn repellents, visual aids, and harassment. Egg addling, which helps control the local population, will be covered in detail. An integrated approach that utilizes several techniques is recommended since there is no single solution.

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