Environmental Impact Research Program. Wooden Fences. Section 5.2.4. US 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 wooden fences is provided as Section 5.2.4 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 of fence designs and construction and installation techniques where wooden fences are desirable for wildlife and habitat management programs. Topics covered included wildlife value, placement, design and construction, and cautions and limitations. A variety of wooden fence designs are suitable for Corps projects and, in special situations, should be considered for use instead of wire fences. Wooden fences are particularly appropriate for improving the appearance of scenic areas and can be used to control access and provide wildlife benefits in habitat development programs. Fence designs described in this report are the board fence, post and rail fence, zigzag rail fence, buck and pole fence, and block and log fence. Details are provided on construction, installation, placement, and maintenance of each fence type specification drawings and material requirements are included. Recommendations are given on the use of wooden fences to improve wildlife habitat.
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