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Population modelling and management of snow geese

Population modelling and management of snow geese

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Published by Canadian Wildlife Service in Ottawa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Snow goose -- Arctic regions.,
  • Ecosystem management -- Arctic regions.,
  • Oie des neiges -- Arctique.,
  • Écosystèmes -- Gestion -- Arctique.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementHugh Boyd, editor.
    SeriesOccasional paper -- no. 102., Occasional paper (Canadian Wildlife Service) -- no. 102.
    ContributionsBoyd, H., Canadian Wildlife Service.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination36 p. :
    Number of Pages36
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16033191M
    ISBN 100662283635

    Population Decline and Rebound In , snow geese had become so rare in the eastern United States that hunting of the species was banned. Since that time, the birds have made a remarkable comeback. A consequence of this population explosion is that Greater Snow Geese are imposing a large stress on their fragile Arctic breeding habitats. In order to remediate to this situation and limit the goose population, management actions during spring, autumn and winter have been undertaken since

    a) Hunting limits for snow geese were imposed many years ago in respose to a sharp decline in the population of snow geese. b) It has been many years since the restriction lead to the hunting season for snow geese being closed earlier than the scheduled date. Look up snow goose or snow geese in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. The snow goose (Anser caerulescens) is a North American species of goose. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Snow goose. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article.

    Traditionally, population management of North American snow geese has been based on trends in numbers of geese detected from mid-winter surveys (Eggeman and Johnson , Heusmann ). These surveys do not provide estimates of total numbers. The winter range is sampled by flying transects and using experi-enced observers to estimate visually. Hunters Can Help Solve Snow Geese `Plague' / Overpopulation creates problems for delicate tundra along mid-continent skyway All hunters need do to unwrap this gift is travel a bit -- to the.


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Population modelling and management of snow geese Download PDF EPUB FB2

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Issued also in French under title: Modélisation et gestion de la population d'oies des neiges. Additional Physical Format: Population modelling and management of snow geese (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource.

(editor) Population modelling and management of Snow Geese Occasional Paper Number Canadian Wildlife Service Envi ron ment Environnement Canada Canada Canadian Wildlife Service canadien Service de la faune ing numbers of Snow Geese, and this problem has become a.

The snow goose (Anser caerulescens), consisting of both a white morph and dark morph (blue goose), is a North American species of goose, collectively with Ross's goose often referred to as "white geese" or "light geese." Its name derives from the typically white taxonomic authorities placed this species and the other "white geese" in the genus : Aves.

other bird species likely will increase as light goose populations expand. The management goal for light geese in the mid-continent region is to reduce the population by 50% from the level observed in the late s. The management goal for greater snow geese is to reduce the population tobirds.

Population growth in Snow Geese: a modeling approach integrating demographic and survey information Article (PDF Available) in Ecology 88(6) July with Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Fig ure 3 Ma jor nest ing ar eas of mid-continent Lesser Snow Geese in north east ern Can ada. Sizes of cir c les are pro por tional to es ti mated num bers of geese breed ing at each col ony in. Inlight goose (i.e., Ross’s geese, lesser snow geese, and greater snow geese) abundance remains high.

The rate of increase of some light goose populations breeding in the central and eastern Arctic (i.e., Mid-continent Population light geese, Ross’s geese, and greater snow geese) has diminished. population growth in snow geese: a modeling approach integrating demographic and survey information Gilles Gauthier Département de biologie and Centre d'études nordiques, Université Laval, Québec, PQ, G1K 7P4, CanadaCited by: lesser snow geese in the arctic, whether initial goals behind population management are still relevant, and whether alternative options from the initial array of management tools should be exercised.

The Wildlife Society. KEY WORDS arctic ecosystems, band-recovery models, harvest management, midcontinent lesser snow geese, population. The Snow Geese is an odd little book. The author William Fiennes, becomes fascinated with snow geese while he is recuperating from a long illness at his family home, and decides to follow the geese as they migrate across America/5.

Introduction. The management of overabundant wildlife species is a growing challenge in conservation biology. For instance, exploding populations of deer and geese in several parts of North America threaten habitat integrity (Ankney ; McShea, Underwood & Rappole ).The demographic causes of these population expansions are not always clear, and may lead to Cited by: The Snow Geese is a much drier read.

The writer is not forthcoming on why he undertook the journey. He had been in hospital and spent time back in the family home before he left to follow the migration of the snow geese through the USA and into by:   The Snow Geese is a rare travel book, and not only for the outstanding literary promise of its author.

More important for the genre is the fact that Fiennes has unearthed a theme perfectly suited Author: Mark Cocker. Snow geese overwinter in the southern part of their range, including Missouri, and return north to the arctic tundra to nest.

Pairs form during each bird’s second spring migration, and the couples stay together for life. They nest on the ground, and once hatched, the young are able to migrate back south when they are 6 to 8 weeks old.

The spring snow goose hunt is the result of a Conservation Order designed to reduce the number of snow geese in North America. These birds nest on the tundra areas of Canada and are literally eating their food supply faster that it can replenish itse. The Snow Goose is a white-bodied goose with black wingtips that are barely visible on the ground but noticeable in flight.

The pink bill has a dark line along it, often called a "grinning patch" or "black lips." You may also see dark morph Snow Geese, or "Blue Geese," with a.

The official USFWS Waterfowl Population Status and light goose hatch report has been released. It should be another good season to be a light goose hunter. Population numbers remain mostly steady along the year trend with many areas across the Arctic breeding grounds experiencing average-to-above-average hatch reports for   The Snow Geese book.

Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. But Elizabeth is forced to confront a new reality as her carefree eld /5.

WAP lesser snow geese are currently above the North American Waterfowl Management Plan goal ofThe nesting population has grown at a rate of 4% per year since and recentFile Size: KB.

Population of Greater Snows was reduced to only 2, around yearhas made satisfactory recovery. Total number of Lesser Snows apparently has increased greatly in recent decades. Population may vary because of Arctic summer weather: in series of exceptionally cold summers, Snow Geese may raise very few young.

Family: Ducks and Geese. This time of year (March through April), there are tens of thousands of Snow Geese moving through an area about 50 miles west of where I live at Fort Boise Wildlife Management see this major bird event every spring, but in the fall, we hardly see any Snow Geese.Impact of hunting on population growth of mid-continent Lesser Snow Geese.

In H. Boyd (ed.), Population modelling and management of Snow Geese, pp. 17–31, Canadian Wildlife Service Occasional Paper: Numberby: