A Wyoming Landowners Handbook to Fences and Wildlife
Practical tips for fencing with wildlife in mind
By Christine Paige, Ravenworks Ecology
Countless miles of fence crisscross the West like strands of a spider’s web. Fences are important for controlling livestock and trespass. They define and separate ranches and farms, outline property boundaries, enclose pastures and rangelands, and prevent livestock from straying onto highways.
Yet those miles of fence can also create hazards and barriers for wildlife, from big game animals to birds. Fences can block or hinder daily wildlife movements, seasonal migrations, and access to forage and water. In this vital guide’s second edition, revised and updated in 2015, from the Wyoming Wildlife Foundation, building effective yet wildlife-friendly fencing is beautifully illustrated and clearly explained.
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