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Title: Impassable wire fences : Section 5.2.3, US Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual
Authors: Environmental Impact Research Program (U.S.)
Marcy, Larry E.
Keywords: Fences
Upright fences
Wire fences
Slanting fences
Impassable wire fences
Fences and crossings
Wildlife fence designs
Wildlife management
Habitat improvement
Habitat management
Management practices
Management techniques
Environmental management
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; EL-86-7.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: A management techniques report on impassable wire fences is provided as Section 5.2.3 of the US Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual. The report was prepared as a guide to assist Corps biologists and resource managers in the selection and implementation of impassable wire fence techniques where these fences are required or desirable for wildlife and habitat management programs. Topics covered include description, design and construction, placement, personnel and costs, maintenance, and cautions and limitations. Impassable wire fences are barriers that restrict wildlife access into areas that are hazardous or where grazing is not desired. They may be required along concrete-lined canals to prevent drowning or maiming of wildlife, and are often needed along highways to prevent large mammals from becoming a hazard to motorists. Impassable fences may also prevent destruction of newly planted habitats, nesting areas, and riparian vegetation. Two basic types of impassable fences, upright fences and slanting fences, are described in this report. Details are provided on their design, construction, installation, maintenance, and placement in suitable terrain. Specification drawings and lists of materials required for construction are included.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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