Wildlife Friendly Fencing & Crossings

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.



A Landowners Guide To Wildlife Friendly Fencing, How To Build Fence With Wildlife In Mind.

Wildlife Friendly Fencing Brochure

Wildlife-Friendly Fences: Tools for Healthy Riparian Areas

Built For Speed, Pronghorn Migration

Good fences don't mangle wildlife - High Country News

The Pronghorn’s Last Best Hope - The Montana Pioneer




Roads & Highways Wildlife Crossings

Multiple Use Crossing Structures For Providing Wildlife Connectivity

An Assessment of Wildlife-Transportation Issues in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem - Final Report (2007)

Highway Wilding Infographic



Mongolian officials look to western Montana wildlife crossings as model - Missoulian

Montanan's For Safe Wild Passage

Corridor Conservation in the American West

Highway Wilding

Wildlife and Roads

Initiative on Wildlife Corridors and Crucial Habitat








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