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Re: E-M:/ Canadian geese in Michigan



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Enviro-Mich message from Barbara Jean Madsen <bjmadsen@biology.lsa.umich.edu>
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Some "Audubon-certified" golf courses have had good success with using
tall native vegetation around their water hazards.  Fox Hills Golf Course,
in Superior Township (Washtenaw Co.) has found this to be effective.

	--Barb Madsen



On Wed, 21 Apr 1999, Anne Cox wrote:

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> Enviro-Mich message from Anne Cox <coxa@MAIL.LIB.MSU.EDU>
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> The Canadian goose controversy really hits home in Michigan.  Overdeveloped
> lakeshores, with mown lawns growing down to the water's edge, attract big
> populations of Canadian geese.  Our ludicrous number of golf courses also
> support and attract overpopulations of geese.  An uncomfortably high goose
> population is almost always a symptom of human sprawl development and
> foolish landscaping choices, not a lack of hunters.  Wouldn't it be nice if
> Fish & Wildlife managers supported a "no  mow" Canada Goose control
> initiative, or a natural lakeshore program to encourage Michigan communities
> replace lakeside lawn with taller native vegetation?  I wonder if the
> National Wildlife Federation could add such a program to their backyard
> habitat programs?   I'd be interested in hearing from anyone familiar with
> programs like this in Michigan.
> Anne Cox   
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