Public Viewpoint: Those Darn Birds

Posted: August 18, 2014 at 6 a.m.

The editorial “Goose’s gain causes human headaches” (July 25) had ominous lines: “These aren’t inconsequential concerns.” It was about the threat of the Canada geese and those who enjoy a few minutes with the grandkids going to a local lake or pond to feed them day-old bread. This form of the Canada goose is returning from near extinction after a long and difficult effort (to support) recovery by Arkansas Game & Fish Commission and conservation organizations. They inconvenience those who have turned Northwest Arkansas’s grasslands into golf courses and subdivisions with pictureperfect ponds. Water quality experts always say fecal material is a problem in managing water quality.

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