June 2015 President’s Note

Please review this note that came from the DNR on the goose round up situation….

Thank you for contacting the DNR Wildlife Division with your question regarding goose relocation. On June 6, 2015, DNR confirmed cases of HPAI, subtype H5N2, in three free-ranging goslings from Sterling Heights in Macomb County. On June 15, 2015, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) received confirmation that one additional gosling and one sub-adult goose (both from Macomb County) has also tested positive for HPAI.

As of June 16, 2015 goose round up and relocation has been suspended statewide. Lake Associations or others who were issued a goose round up permit were notified that goose round up and relocation activities have been suspended statewide, with the exception of approved situations where there are elevated health and safety concerns.

Updates and information regarding Avian Influenza in Michigan can be found online by visiting www.michigan.gov/emergingdiseases and clicking on Avian Influenza.

Thank you for your interest in Michigan’s wildlife. Please let us know if you have further questions or concerns.

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