Fencing, while a benefit for fencing animals
in or out, can be a danger to wildlife in their daily movements
of accessing forage and water or in seasonal migrations. Not only
can fencing be dangerous, even lethal, to wildlife; wildlife can
damage fencing, which can be costly, as well as frustrating to
landowners. As with jeans, one size fencing does not fit all.
By tailor designing the fencing and the placement, injuries to
wildlife and damaged fencing can be reduced. Below are resources
to aid the landowner and conservationists in fencing alternatives.
On a larger scale, wildlife corridors affect
transportation. So wildlife fencing becomes an additional challenge
where roads are concerned. Providing fencing and corridor options
protects not only wildlife, but travelers from accidents.
Landowners Guide To Wildlife Friendly Fencing, How To Build Fence
With Wildlife In Mind.
Friendly Fencing Brochure
Fences: Tools for Healthy Riparian Areas
For Speed, Pronghorn Migration
fences don't mangle wildlife -
High Country News
Pronghorn’s Last Best Hope
- The Montana Pioneer
Roads & Highways
Use Crossing Structures For Providing Wildlife Connectivity
Assessment of Wildlife-Transportation Issues in the Greater Yellowstone
Ecosystem - Final Report (2007)
officials look to western Montana wildlife crossings as model
For Safe Wild Passage
Conservation in the American West
on Wildlife Corridors and Crucial Habitat