Problem Wildlife

Humane Management of Animal Populations

The County aims to maintain healthy populations of wildlife while controlling those species known to cause disturbance for residents. Controlling animal populations does not always mean "to destroy" but may include trapping and relocating as well. We will not participate in any unnecessary reduction in populations of wildlife, only in the control of these animals to amounts that are agreeable with the land's carrying capacity and the tolerance of the producer.

Current Predator & Animal Control Programs

The County has introduced a flooding prevention incentive in place. This program is designed to help control beaver overpopulation on private land. Under this incentive, $20.00 per beaver tail is available, subject to the following conditions:

  1. The landowner must first notify the County of the problem with beavers giving a legal description of the property and the description of the flooded area, i.e. hay land, cultivated land or pasture.
  2. Landowners and authorized persons must sign an affidavit that the beavers were destroyed within Lac Ste. Anne County and that these animals were causing flooding of agricultural land.
  3. The total amount paid out by the County on this program is limited to the amount provided in the budget prepared by the Agricultural Service Board.
  4. Agricultural Services Manager may establish limits on the amount payable to a landowner or authorized person.
  5. Beaver tails will be collected upon appointment with our Pest Control Officer. Arrangements can be made for collection by contacting the Lac Ste. Anne County office.
  6. Beaver tails less than three (3) inches in length are not acceptable for payment.
For more information about the Coyote Control Program, please contact the Lac Ste. Anne County Agricultural Services department.

About the County

Lac Ste. Anne County is a governing body in central Alberta, Canada. Its administrative office is located at 56521, Range Road 65, Lac Ste. Anne County, near the Hamlet of Sangudo — about an hour's drive west of Edmonton. Founded in 1944, Lac Ste. Anne County's namesake comes from its largest and most historically significant body of water, Lac Ste. Anne. // MORE

Contact Information

  Box 219, Sangudo AB T0E 2A0
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 (780) 785-3411
 (780) 785-2359