Predator & Animal Control

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

Please note that the County's wild boar control program will be discontinued effective March 15. Click Here for more details. Wild boars were declared a pest in Lac Ste. Anne County in 2003. Since that time, wild boars have been elevated provincially to the Agricultural Pest Act not unlike other common pest previously on the act such as coyotes, skunks and gophers. Under the County’s Wild Boar Control Program, $50.00 per boar is available, subject to the following conditions:

  1. Payment will only be made to County landowners or persons having authorization from the landowner and only for eradication of wild boars running at large within the County.
  2. The owner(s) of any Domestic Wild Boar Operation within Lac Ste. Anne County is/are required to contact the Agricultural Service Board (ASB) department to register your farm to protect your animals from the bounty.
  3. Landowners and authorized persons must sign an AFFIDAVIT that the wild boars were destroyed within Lac Ste. Anne County and that these animals were running at large within the County.
  4. The total amount paid out by the County on this program is limited to the funding provided by Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development.
  5. The amount payable to a landowner or authorized person is subject to the discretion of the Agricultural Fieldman and/or County Council.
  6. To be eligible to receive the $50 payment, the landowner or authorized person must provide a ‘pair of ears’ from each eradicated wild boar.
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.

In Focus: Farm Forum October 31

In Focus Farm Forum 2017Lac Ste. Anne County Agricultural Services and co-hosts County of Barrhead and Barrhed Chamber of Commerce are proud to present the first annual Prairies North Farm Forum on Tuesday, October 31 at the Seniors' Drop-in Centre in Barrhead.

Some exceptional speakers will be present at this inaugural event, where attendees will learn about improving soil fertility, better financing options for ag operations, current and future farm innovations, managing for forages in drought, and...

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Agricultural Services Resources

  • Predator & Wild Animal Control

    Get the latest information and resources related to assessment and appraisal practices for all properties within the County.

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  • Alternative Land Use Services

    The County seeks agricultural producers to participate in our Alternative Land Use Services Program which helps sustain agriculture, wildlife, and natural spaces for the benefit of both landowners and the environment.

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  • Awards & Bursaries

    A number of bursary and award programs are offered each year to encourage producers to pursue further educational opportunities, and to enhance the ability of young people to make meaningful contributions to the agricultural community.

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Rental Equipment

Lac Ste. Anne County offers numerous pieces of agricultural equipment and products for rent, from pest traps to pasture sprayers and much more.

Weed & Pest Control

Lac Ste. Anne County implements a spectrum of integrated pest management systems to control and eradicate noxious and prohibited noxious weeds.

Reference Library

Explore the County's frequently updated informational resource for farming, ranching and all things agriculture.

Agricultural Services Board

The County aims to maintain healthy populations of wildlife while controlling those species known to cause disturbance for residents.

About the County

Founded in 1944, Lac Ste. Anne County is a municipal district in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in Census Division 13, roughly 45 minutes northwest of Edmonton. The County's administrative office is located at 56521 Range Road 65. Its namesake comes from its largest body of water, Lac Ste. Anne.

Contact Information

  Box 219, Sangudo AB T0E 2A0
 lsac (@) lsac.ca
 1-866-880-5722
 (780) 785-3411
 (780) 785-2359