July 6, 2020

Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s “Fences and Wildlife”

 

Last week, Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Land Use Specialist, Elissa Slezak, presented an excellent webinar on July 1 in which she explains what types of fences pose barriers to deer, elk and pronghorn and types of wildlife-friendly fencing.  Some fences that continue to be barriers are old grazing fences that are not longer used, and with appropriate permission, are ripe for removal.  Some fencing is essential for wildlife, such as to funnel wildlife away from dangerous highway crossings.   During her presentation Elissa noted that a good way to gain more wildlife friendly fencing is to ask towns and counties to insert it into their codes and regulations.

If you would like to see this powerpoint, let me know at [email protected],

Also, Colorado Parks and Wildlife published the attached very good report several years ago, “Fencing with Wildlife in Mind.”     FencingWithWildlifeInMind

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