NWCOA Goose Management Professional
June 22-23, 2020
The goal of this two-day course is to provide practical real-world training to individuals and organizations interested in learning aspects of Canada goose damage management. Upon completion of this course and successful passing of a test, the WCO will become a NWCOA Certified Goose Management Professional, receive a certificate and have use of the logo.
Biology: Taxonomy • Demographics • Physiology • Food Habits • Habitat Selection • Behavior
Damage Identification: Property • Disease • Attacks
Legal Issues: Local, State and Federal Laws
Public Relations: Stakeholder Engagement • Media Relations
Control Techniques: Habitat Modification Tactics • Exclusion • Effigies • Frightening Devices
Repellents & Chemical Safety: Chemical Safety • Application Guidelines
Capture & Goose Handling: Herding • Round Ups • Proper Handling Techniques • Euthanasia
Please dress for the weather and being outside, including: work clothes, rubber boots, gloves, insect repellent, hat and sun glasses.
Training Location and Hotel Accommodations:
Baymont Inn & Suites
3850 Eagle View Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46254
We are working closely with the Baymont Hotel in Indiana to ensure social distancing and minimal contact policies are in place. Provided the state and county are in Phase 3 of re-opening, we plan to present our upcoming training events in Indianapolis, Indiana June 22-24, 2020.
NWCOA and the host hotel are actively working to further develop their room and meeting guidelines with more information coming soon. Here’s what we have planned so far:
- Registration will be capped to allow for additional space in the meeting room
- Seating will be arranged to allow for social distancing
- All food will be pre-packaged for minimal touch
- Hand sanitizer will be available
- Increased cleaning frequency in the meeting space
Again, we will have more detailed information in the coming weeks that we’ll send out. Our goal is to give you the education and training you need in these difficult times, and make that available to you as safely as possible.