Res #: 8-21M
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment
WHEREAS Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has banned the use of 2% strychnine on richardson's ground squirrels effective March 4, 2023, with the last date of sale by rural municipalities being March 4, 2022: and WHEREAS the population of richardson's ground squirrels will rise without an alternative treatment option available to farmers and be detrimental to farmers' crops and pose as safety hazards to farmers' livestock; and WHEREAS no alternative has been brought forward for the eradication of richardson's ground squirrels that are more environmentally friendly and cost effective. BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby for the extension of sale of strychnine until such time that a more environmentally friendly and cost-effective solution is found for the eradication of richardson's ground squirrels.