Compensation for Damage by Black Tailed Prairie Dogs

Res #: 3-21A
Number: 3
Year: 2021
Midterm: No
Expired: No
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture

WHEREAS Black Tailed Prairie Dogs are a species protected by The Species at Risk Act; and

WHEREAS Black Tailed Prairie Dogs cause long term damage to both native grassland as well as damage to seeded crop and tame forages; and

WHEREAS damage from Black Tailed Prairie Dogs is not covered by Saskatchewan Crop Insurance’s Wildlife Compensation Program.

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Provincial Government to make necessary changes to farm support programs so that producers can be compensated for the damage done by Black Tailed Prairie Dogs; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that SARM work with the Provincial Government to negotiate a legal control measure that landowners can implement to address the infestations of Black Tailed Prairie Dog colonies.