The “resident” or non-migratory Canada goose is widespread and extremely prolific in many Pennsylvania communities. Currently, the population in the Commonwealth is estimated at approximately 246,000. Estimates for the Atlantic Flyway population top 1 million birds. Resident geese have been very successful partly due to the excellent habitat offered by urban and suburban landscapes: an abundance of lush manicured lawns, landscaped water bodies, food handouts from people, and relative protection from predators and hunters. Also, geese are extraordinarily adaptable. They can nest virtually anywhere: on rooftops and in parking lots, roadway medians, doorsteps, planters, and other structures near homes, businesses, hospitals, and schools. Many times, large or concentrated goose populations raise concerns about risks to human health and safety and also damage to property. Common problems include excessive accumulations of feces, nesting season aggression, overgrazing of turf or landscape plantings, and generally impeding the public’s ability to enjoy properties such as parks for their intended use. Wildlife Services recommends using an Integrated Wildlife Damage Management approach, in which multiple techniques are employed to reduce damage. This approach may include cessation of any waterfowl feeding, removal of domestic waterfowl, habitat management, harassment, and nesting control. In some situations, limited shooting of geese and removal of adult geese may be considered.