Pocket Gophers in The Pest Control Act

Res #: 20-16A
Number: 20
Year: 2016
Midterm: No
Expired: Yes
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture

WHEREAS the council of the RM of Duck Lake No. 463 is concerned about hte lack of Provincial legislation governing pocket gophers and the destruction to land and equipment; and

WHEREAS there is a great potential for negative impact to the environment as well as agriculture producers within municipalities where these infestations occur; and

WHEREAS there is already evidence that pocket gopher populations are causing losses to agriculture producers and causing concerns in other regions of the province;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Provincial Government to provide for legislation to have pocket gophers included in The Pest Control Act.

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Responses From: The Ministry of Agriculture