Ground Squirrel Control, Fort Ord Complex Fort Ord, california.
Final environmental impact statement,
INFANTRY DIV ( 7TH) FORT ORD CA
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It is proposed to significantly reduce ground squirrel populations occupying large areas of grassland and woodland-grassland upon Fort Ord, Fort Hunter Liggett and Camp Roberts located in the Counties of Monterey and San Luis Obispo in the central coastal area of California. Ground squirrel control using 1080, formerly in effect upon these areas, was last applied in 1970 and has not been resumed since Executive Orders No. 11643 and No. 11870 prohibited the use of secondary poisons for pest control upon federal lands. Present ground squirrel control measures are limited to anticoagulants and zinc phosphide applied only within 200 yards of occupied structures. large-scale ground squirrel control measures using 1080 a poison which has potential secondary hazards have been used on private lands adjacent to the military lands for many years, but squirrels from the military lands are claimed to reinfest the treated private lands, causing crop damage and rendering the ground squirrel control program on private lands ineffective.