Dusky Goose Still Experiencing Decline - 7/20/10

The dusky Canada goose is a subspecies of Canada goose that nests almost exclusively on the Copper River Delta. The dusky population was dramatically affected by ecological changes caused by the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake, after which nest success dropped from about 80% to about 20% in 10 years. The U.S. Forest Service, along with various other agencies in Oregon, Washington and Alaska, continues to search for management solutions to address the decline. One of those solutions is the nest island program. KCHU’s Erik Wander has more:

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