Conventional Wire Fences: Section 5.2.1, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual,
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
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A management techniques report on conventional wire fences is provided as Section 5.2.1 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 conventional wire fence techniques where fencing is required or desirable for wildlife and habitat management programs. Topics covered for fences include description, materials, design, construction, installation, placement, maintenance, personnel and costs, and cautions and limitations. A variety of fence designs are often required for multipurpose management on Government lands. When improperly constructed, fences can impede wildlife movements and often result in death or injury. Techniques presented in this report for conventional wire fences emphasize designs that will restrict livestock yet allow wildlife passage. Basic fence designs are described, and details are presented on the design, construction, and installation of wire fences in a variety of settings. Specification drawings and lists of materials required are included. Guidelines are provided for developing a complete fencing plan, and appropriate cautions and limitations are discussed for planning, constructing, and maintaining fences on Federal lands.
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