The Gopher Control Program (GCP) is designed to encourage pest management practices that incorporate a variety of strategies such as rodenticides along with the inclusion of raptor platforms and nest boxes used near gopher colonies.

SARM is administering a 50:50 cost-share rebate program to rural municipalities and First Nations, south of the Northern Administrative District, and through RMs and FNs, other stakeholders with costs to control Ground squirrels ((Richardson’s, Franklin’s, and thirteen-lined) and Northern pocket gopher) populations. Funding for rebates under the GCP is $750,000.

The deadline to claim under the 2024-25 GCP is July 31, 2024. 

GCP Tools


Annette Ellert, Agriculture Program Administrator or 306-761-3744