Managing Canada Geese

One of the joys of living by or visiting lakes is viewing wildlife such as beaver, muskrat, osprey, ducks, geese and swans, and more! However, many of these beloved creatures, such as many Canada geese, are not native to Rhode Island and can create significant problems for our lakes, lawns, parks and other lake residents. Below are links to information to help you manage geese on your own property or to help you develop a community program for nuisance goose management. In Rhode Island, the Eastern RI Conservation District (ERICD) has adopted the GeesePeace model to manage geese in waterways throughout the state. Click here to learn more about making peace with geese.




5 Reasons Why Feeding Waterfowl is Harmful
RI Department of Environmental Management
Geese Peace
GeesePeace Program
Goose Fact Sheet
Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District (ERICD)
Fact Sheet – Managing Canada Goose Damage
US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Wildlife Services (WS)
Home owners guide to Canada Goose Management
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
Living with Wildlife Canada Geese
Management of Canada Goose Nesting
Wildlife Damage Management
State of New England Jersey Wildlife Damage Management