Management of Richardson's Ground Squirrels

Instructor: Stephen Vantassel

Richardson's ground squirrels are similar to Columbian ground squirrels, but they are much easier to control. This course will teach you the difference between both ground squirrel species, help you identify their behaviors and habitats, and show you the best time to control them. This course will also discuss the many control methods of Richardson's ground squirrels and requirements of each. 

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the biology, lifecycle, and damage of Richardson's ground squirrels.
  • Judge which control option is best to use to in each situation in coordination with the lifecycle calendar.
  • Evaluate the steps of each control method to develop a successful management plan.