Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Kansas
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Kansas Project


Assessment of temperate-breeding Canada goose management in Kansas

September 2017 - December 2020


Personnel

Participating Agencies

  • Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism

Resident Canada geese are a wildlife management success story, but are exceeding societal thresholds of tolerance in many areas. Management strategies are needed to address this conflict. Accurate counts and determining effect of management strategies are important in resolving conflicts with resident Canada goose. Translocation is a potential management strategy for over abundant geese. This research is a collaborative effort among the Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, South Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and Kansas Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism. Survey methodology is being assess to improve precision of resulting estimates. Translocation does reduce survival of resident Canada geese.

Presentations Presentation Date
Malanchuk, J., D. Haukos, and T. Bidrowski. 2019. Population status and vital rates of temperate-breeding Canada geese in Kansas. Annual Meeting of The Wildlife Society, Reno, Nevada. 2019-09-30
Malanchuk, J., T. Bidrowski, and D. Haukos. 2020. Survival, recovery, and translocation of Kansas-banded Canada geese. Annual Meeting of The Wildlife Society, Louisville, Kentucky. 2020-09-30
Malanchuk, J.B., and D. Haukos. 2020. Survival, recovery, and translocation of temperate-breeding Kansas-banded Canada geese. Kansas Natural Resource Conference, Manhattan, Kansas. 2020-01-31