WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO…
The Town of Clarkstown Letter
The inspiration for the letter came from someone in Buffalo. When we
requested it, it had to have the approval of the DEC, the Town
Supervisor, and the person who contracts with the town to use non-lethal
methods of Canada goose dissuasion. We never thought we would see this,
but here it is: Please use it to let town or city boards know that
non-lethal methods of goose dissuasion ARE effective.
Let us know if you need a copy faxed or mailed.
The Town of Clarkstown has employed non-lethal methods of Canada
Goose dissuasion in our municipal parks since 1999. The methods used
have included border collies and changes in landscaping prior to nesting
After nesting, we’ve also employed egg addling. We intend to continue
to use these effective non-lethal methods as we’ve experienced their
success. Not only have they been effective at keeping our municipal
lawns clean, but they have greatly reduced complaints from those who
feel impacted. The added important bonus is that non-lethal methods do
not divide the community. As Canada Geese have not posed a problem in
our municipal parks since these methods were implemented, we see no
reason to consider lethal controls.