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Wildlife Friendly Fencing Project

Wildlife Friendly Fences

The best fence is no fence at all.  The goal of the Wildlife Friendly Fencing Project at the ASCCA is to educate people in the surrounding areas about building fencing with wildlife in mind.  This includes what types of fence wildlife can get through, while keeping livestock inside, and the benefits to landowners from accommodating the needs of wildlife. 

Through pilot projects with trial fencing at the ASCCA, collaboration with community partners, the Government of Alberta, and the Alberta Conservation Association, we hope to observe local areas of wildlife movement, implement change, and educate.

To learn more, visit the MULTISAR “Wildlife Friendly Fences” page, which introduces an ideal wildlife friendly fence, how to adjust existing fences, and discusses electric fencing.

For a detailed guide on wildlife friendly fencing, including many fence diagrams, fence specifications, and suggestions, visit the Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks “Landowner’s Guide to Wildlife Friendly Fences: How to Build Fence with Wildlife in Mind.”  Please note this guide may take a few minutes to load.

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American Coot
Fulica americana
Dark grey, similar shape as a duck with a white bill that has a black ring near the tip. Long green-yellow legs with lobed toes.
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