Related Documents

Documents and Resources Related to Colorado and Denver’s Canada Goose Management

The following resources are presented in reverse chronological order to provide a clear picture of the documents, studies, agreements, and contracts that were and are being used to support and challenge the status quo of the management of Canada geese in Denver. Please be in touch with us via email if you discover documents that should be added to these resources.

2019 – 2020 Season

2020 – City and County of Denver Natural Resources Office, Resident Canada Goose Damage Management Program

This is the City and County of Denver’s 2020 plan for managing the Canada goose population in Denver.

April 9, 2020 (Effective) – USDA APHIS WS, Depredation Permit for Colorado

This is the legal permit issued to the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Wildlife Services (WS) allowing them to capture, kill, and/or slaughter wildlife.

September, 2019 – USDA WS, Environmental Assessment, Bird Damage Management in Colorado

This environmental assessment (EA) is a required public document that analyzes evidence to determine “whether to prepare and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).”

2018 – 2019 Season

July 31, 2019 – USDA APHIS WS, Annual Report Canada Goose Damage Management Efforts Denver Parks

This is the required report documenting and analyzing the 2019 Canada goose management program of the City and County of Denver

June, 2019 – City and County of Denver Goose Management Program

This is the City and County of Denver’s 2019 plan for managing the Canada goose population in Denver.

June 5, 2019 (Effective) – USDA APHIS WS, Depredation Permit for Colorado

This is the legal permit issued to the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Wildlife Services (WS) allowing them to capture, kill, and/or slaughter wildlife.

April, 2019 – Colorado Parks and Wildlife Colorado Resident Canada Goose Management Plan

This is the statewide plan for management of Colorado’s resident Canada goose population.

October 22, 2018 – Cooperative Service Agreement Between City and County of Denver and USDA APHIS WS

This is the contract the City and County of Denver has with the USDA APHIS WS to provide services to manage Denver’s resident Canada goose population.

EARLIER YEARS

January, 2013 – USDA APHIS WS, Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Bird Damage in Management Colorado

This is the final environmental assessment, finding no significant impact for the proposed bird damage management plan.

January 7, 2013 – USDA APHIS WS, Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Bird Damage in Management Colorado

This is the 2013 FONSI, incorporated in the final 2013 EA.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

PARK ISSUES

Denver’s 2A Five Year Plan 2020-2024 (2019) sets out the overall planning for Denver’s extensive parks and recreation system, including the intention to acquire new land for “riparian and upland wildlife habitat” and a line item budget including items such as five parks sweepers.

Denver’s Game Plan for a Healthy City (2019) is part of the city’s Denveright plans for land use, mobility, parks, and recreational resources. A strategy adopted in this plan is to manage Canada Geese “and their waste impacts on park landscapes” that include “modifying vegetation in parks to discourage geese habitation and allowable population control measures.”

WATER ISSUES

Denver’s Water Management Plan (2018/19) includes a section on the impact of re-use water in Denver parks.

Denver’s Lake Management and Protection Plan (2004) is an important document for understanding the history and prior conditions of Denver’s lakes, including the geese attracted to them.

Denver’s Water Quality Report: Grasmere Lake (2014) showing the drastic increase of inorganic nitrogen in Grasmere Lake inflow
(City Ditch) and at mid-lake (2002 – 2014) after the switch to re-use water.

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