The County of St. Paul has conducted and will continue to conduct surveys of crops during the summer to keep a vigilant eye out to prevent pests from establishing and to contain when found within the municipality.
The County of St. Paul #19 will offer domestic livestock producer’s assistance when livestock is being threatened and damaged. Various methods can be used to try and help producers protect their herds. Not to be used as a population control tactic.
Richardson’s Ground Squirrels
The County’s Ag. Service Department, as a certified government agent, sells strychnine bait products to farmers for the control of Richardson’s Ground Squirrels. The program runs in the spring when they first emerge on into the summer. Spring is the best time to use baits when food sources are scarce. Check in the spring for availability and pricing.
Beavers plug culverts and make dams that push water onto our roadways.
The County manages beavers in three ways: 1. Blasting, 2. Cleaning, 3. Installing a Water Leveling Device. If you want to know more about trapping, please contact the County Public Works Office at 780-645-3006.
The County of St. Paul has services available for private owners, to remove beavers that cause flooding to farmland and or property. Licensed blasters will remove dams for a $200.00 / dam.
Beaver Reduction Incentive Program for the 2019 Summer.
County of St. Paul No. 19 works with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development whereby individuals submitting wild boar at large ears will be reimbursed $50/pair of ears. Individuals will be required to complete a declaration before payment will be made.
Individuals wishing to participate in this program should contact their local Assistant Fieldman at work 780-645-3006. This pilot program will be reviewed on an on-going basis to ensure that the program is meeting the needs of the municipalities and is being effective in controlling the spread of wild boars at large.