Farallon Islands Mouse Eradication Project

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 11/4/2014


The Board will hear a request to send a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex, expressing concerns for the environmental impacts, and opposition to, the proposed Farallon Islands Mouse Eradication Project. The project calls for the use of helicopters to aerially disperse approximately 1.3 metric tons of the rodenticide Brodifacoum over the South Farallon Islands. The anti-coagulant rodenticide kills mice by causing internal bleeding but can also kill any animal that consumes the poison accidentally or eats a poisoned rodent. The draft letter requests that the federal authorities reconsider broad-dispersal techniques that would have unintended consequences for non-target species and to revisit the environmental review process for the proposed eradication effort.


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Need more info? See the draft letter about the Farallon Islands Mouse Eradication Project.

Contact: Kate Sears, Supervisor, District 3

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