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Addressing the Problem
The are two possibilities for dealing with the overabundance of snow geese:
take management action to try to resolve the problem; or do nothing.
If we - states, federal and Canadian governments - do nothing, it seems
likely the population will crash or at least decline to a level of low reproductive
capacity and poor population health, accompanied by continued destruction
of Arctic habitats.
We believe the responsible course is to do everything reasonable to correct
the situation before Mother Nature intervenes. Significant management actions
are necessary to prevent further habitat degradation and to minimize impacts
to the snow goose population and other wildlife.
In next month's OUTDOORS, we'll look at some of the possibilities for management
action, and their probabilities for success.
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