RM of Pense

Gopher Control Program – Rebates Received

Gopher Control Program – Rebates Received

20 September 2023

If you applied for the SARM gopher poison rebate this year, the R.M. has received the total rebate and will mail out cheques at the end of September.

The Gopher Control Program (GCP) was a very popular program in its first year. The Ministry of Agriculture worked with SARM to determine the best way to manage GCP rebate payments for the large volume of claims received. Funding for this program year has been increased to meet the 50:50 cost share goal of each eligible claim.

Funding for the Gopher Control Program is in place to March 2028. We invite RMs and ratepayers to submit claims to the 2024-25 GCP once new program information rolls out April 1, 2024. At that time, claims will be accepted for Health Canada approved gopher control products used in 2024 to the July 31 program deadline. Visit the SARM GCP website for current program information and for all programs under the Pest Biosecurity Programs.