Some Info From City Staff:
It might be assumed by some constituents that the consequence of no funding in the 2016 budget for a goose management strategy would be zero goose-related action, but we are carrying on with some of the following initiatives.
- Staff have been collaborating since September with a group of five University of Guelph students who have taken on a goose management strategy for Guelph as a class project in a 4th year resource management course. Our work with them continues.
- As part of that collaboration, staff are meeting with the students and some key stakeholders, to allow the stakeholders to share their ideas and concerns.
- Subsequent to that input, we plan to engage the broader community, via telephone survey, open house meeting(s), and possibly other avenues, to gauge the community.
- Based on what we learn from these initiatives, there may be a possibility of trying a tactic or two on a small scale this year, on a pilot project basis.
Also, a Guelph Mercury Article HERE.