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Improve Refuge Boundary Fence for Pronghorn Antelope Migration

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Start Date
2009-01-01
End Date
2009-12-31

Summary

Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) established a boundary fence in 1997 to prevent range cattle from grazing refuge habitat. The fencing contract specified a wildlife friendly configuration that included a smooth bottom wire no less than 16 inches above the ground. The nearly 100 mile boundary fence was completed for a total cost of $565,000. Approximately, 155,000 feet (~29 miles) of fence require adjustments to facilitate pronghorn migration. New fence construction currently costs about $1.00 a foot. However, since the existing fence is still in good condition, only the first two wires need to be adjusted with the bottom smooth wire no less than 16 to 18 inches above the ground ($0.40 per foot). This project will also [...]

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  • Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative

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  • Seedskadee Fence Improvement

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