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Geese Removal Ahead for Lake of the Pines

Geese control is also plaguing another prominent Nevada County lake. And now the Lake of the Pines Association’s Board of Directors has approved shooting and killing over half of the population, or 80 out of around 140 that have been counted. The Association’s General Manager, John Bowman, says e.coli water levels have been elevating from fecal matter…

click to listen to John Bowman

Bowman notes two years ago there were 18 e.coli illnesses at Lake Wildwood, with ten requiring hospitalization, which also prompted removing dozens of geese…

click to listen to John Bowman

Bowman says the association has obtained a permit for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to shoot the geese between now and the end of the year, but with most likely removed over the next couple of months. He indicates if the geese were moved somewhere else, they could migrate back to the lake. He also says a wildlife management service team they’ve employed since 2007 will continue to be used to keep the population down, through non-lethal methods that have had some success.

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