Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A thousand words: The effect of fences on wildlife

Shamelessly stolen from Lobos of the Southwest.

And one kindly provided:

These are some of the impacts of livestock grazing operations on our public lands (in this case, wolf territories on the Gila National Forest).


Anonymous said...

One minor correction from the provider of photo #3: this unfortunate bighorn sheep was caught on a fence in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Arizona, and the fence in photos #1and #2 is actually dividing a section of private land from one of New Mexico state land. But the principle is the same, and there are many, many similar fences in national forests and on BLM land throughout the West.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and just to clarify a bit further---photos #1 and #2 were taken from a spot in the Gila National Forest.

Demarcated Landscapes said...

Thank you. We appreciate you weighing in for accuracy.

Any other readers out there have photos documenting fence effects? Please send them to demarcatedlandscapes (at) yahoo (dot) com.