Early this morning, a Denver citizen was intimidated and unlawfully prevented from observing the round-up of Canada geese which occurred July 9, 2020 in Garfield Park. She writes, "They had two cops parked in a parking lot on Mississippi next to one another facing opposite ways. One of them aggressively whipped out of the parking lot right when they saw us and sped up then got right behind us. Clearly trying to intimidate us from going to the park..."
Killing of Canada geese begins again in Denver
On July 8, 2020, in the quiet early morning hours at sunrise along the peaceful banks of Sloan's Lake, Eve Ruiz Ulloa witnessed Denver's hired contractors - USDA APHIS Wildlife Services - round up Canada geese at Sloan's Lake.
City and federal agencies ignore public outcry over planned slaughter of Canada geese in Denver
DENVER _ Canada Geese Protection Colorado (CGPC) anticipates that Denver Parks and Recreation and its contractor, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services Division, will, at any moment, begin the unethical round up and slaughter of up to 4,000 resident Canada geese in Colorado, process them, feed them to those suffering food insecurity, and, in doing so, fail to heed the voice of citizens and experts calling for an end to this unnecessary and cruel injustice to humans and animals alike.
Read Denver’s Update on Resident Canada Goose Damage Management
At the May, 2020 Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting, Vicki Vargas-Madrid, Wildlife Program Administrator presented an update on the city's Resident Canada Goose Damage Management program. You can review the slides here: https://www.denvergov.org/content/dam/denvergov/Portals/747/documents/PRAB/2020/CanadaGooseDmgMngmntUpdt_PRAB-May2020.pdf or download the PDF below.…
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ALERT: Lethal Take of Denver’s Canada Geese Imminent
Denver’s resident Canada geese have molted, are currently unable to fly, and are likely to be captured and killed over the next few weeks. CONTACT YOUR CITY REPRESENTATIVES NOWTO HELP PREVENT THIS SLAUGHTER. At Denver’s recent Sustainability and Resiliency Committee, Vicki…
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Denver’s Silent Spring: No Public Engagement on Canada Geese in 2020
In 1962 Rachel Carson galvanized the nation with the publication of Silent Spring. In this work of scientific journalism, she opened with a story entitled “A Fable for Tomorrow” in which a small town in the heart of America undergoes…
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CPGC to Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory Board: Help us get timely, accurate answers from Denver Parks and Recreation management
The following public comment was presented to the Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, May 13, 2020 , by Courtney DeWinter, Core Team Leader – Canada Geese Protection Colorado Canada Geese Protection Colorado asks the Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory…
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CGPC Questions Denver’s transparency about 2020 goose management with 4CBS Denver
Dr. Carole Woodall, CGPC co-founder and core team leader says, “They have stated in writing that they have not made a decision whether or not they are going to cull the geese, however why would there then be the need to have a depredation permit and a contract with USDA? So that’s something that needs to be asked of them.".
DENVER PARK SCOUTS STILL NEEDED
CGPC volunteer scouts have been traversing Denver Parks looking for nests & counting geese. We still have parks that need to be scouted (walked) once a week. You can help.
DENVER PARKS RELEASES 2020 GOOSE MANAGEMENT PLAN
Denver Parks has released the 2020 Goose Management Plan. This plan is "interesting" for many reasons.