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Regulations Pertaining to Damage Management

Canada geese flockA Migratory Bird Depredation permit or other authorization must be obtained from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), and State laws must be consulted and adhered to, prior to initiating actions to remove waterfowl or handle their nests and eggs.

Click here for the Migratory Bird Depredation Permit Application.

Click here for more about FWS permits and the Federal laws and Treaties that relate to migratory birds.

Resident Canada Goose Regulations

Accumulations of goose feces affect the quality of life for some people. 

  • Resident Canada Goose Nest and Egg Depredation Order (50 CFR 21.162) >>More
  • Control Order for Resident Canada Geese at Airports and Military Airbases (50 CFR 21.159) >>More
  • Depredation Order for Resident Canada Geese at Agricultural Facilities (50 CFR 21.165) >>More
  • Public Health Control Order for Resident Canada Geese (50 CFR 21.168) >>More


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