“USDA Wildlife Services has been lethally removing Canada Geese from the Puget Sound area for 13 years under an interlocal agreement between several cities and entities within the region. The geese are being rounded up in our parks and gassed to death or shot on Lake Washington, as well as elsewhere. In 2013, nearly 1200 were killed by Wildlife Services in just King County alone.
“Many humane solutions mitigate conflicts with geese in urban areas. These include reduction of populations through egg adding, use of OvoControl-G (a proven oral birth control method for geese), and sterilization. Various other measures to cut conflicts include: landscape changes, goose deterrent products and control techniques, automated devices to clean up goose droppings, and education and public outreach on the need to stop feeding waterfowl in our parks.”