Santa Clara County
University of California
Santa Clara County

Ground Squirrel & Gopher Management, San Martin - 12/6/18

Back by popular demand, this workshop will repeat topics on ground squirrel and gopher management covered in our successful September workshop at Emma Prusch park, while incorporating new hands-on activities and live demonstrations of effective technologies. We’ll discuss the range of management options, regulatory requirements, and how to develop an IPM plan with different control methods that will work for your space. 

Featured speaker: Niamh Quinn, Ph.D., UC Cooperative Extension Human-Wildlife Interactions Advisor

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: San Martin Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Ave. San Martin, CA 95046

Lunch provided - DPR Continuing Education credits provided

Ground squirrel standing and poking head and upper body out of a barley field.





9:00 - 9:30

Arrival/ Sign In, Meet & Greet, Refreshments


9:30 - 9:40

Welcome & Logistics


9:40 - 10:00

Ground Squirrels and People

Sheila Barry, UCCE

10:00 - 11:00

Burrowing Rodent Management

Niamh Quinn, UCCE

11:00 - 11:05



11:05 - 11:50

Protecting Non-Target Wildlife from Rodenticides

Stella McMillin, CDFW

11:50 - 12:10

Products and Regulatory Requirements

Santa Clara County Division of Agriculture/ CEPA

12:10 - 12:40



12:40 - 1:10

Natural Pest Control: Barn Owls & Diurnal Raptors

Emily Phillips & Breanna Martin

Hull Lab, UC Davis

1:10 - 1:40

Creating an Integrated Pest Management Plan

Niamh Quinn, UCCE

1:40 - 1:45



1:45 - 2:50

Control Techniques: Demonstration and Hands On

  • Trapping: Kill traps, live traps & humane euthanization
  • Fumigation: Carbon monoxide
  • Rodenticides

2:50 - 3:00

Wrap-Up & Evaluations



Registration required: 

UPDATE November 9th: The workshop is currently FULL. To add your name to the waitlist, contact Jessica Schweiger,

This workshop is co-sponsored by:

The Santa Clara County Division of Agriculture & UCCE Santa Clara County

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