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Fence Removal and Modification

Fencing is one of the most significant causes of habitat fragmentation.

Fence removal and modification are two of the Reserve's ongoing efforts to increase connectivity and ease the movement of animals like pronghorn and deer. In the Sun Prairie region, volunteers, staff, and local contractors will have helped remove nearly 70 miles of fence by the end of 2014.

Our fencing in Sun Prairie is also designed to secure the 31,000-acre range of APR’s bison herd by using a solar-powered electric wire configuration that also allows the passage of other large mammals.

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Map of fence removal on Sun Prairie

PROGRESS MAP: In addition to staff and contractors, volunteers from the Mars Ambassadors program and across the country have worked to remove fences on the Reserve's Sun Prairie unit.

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American Prairie Reserve Fence Configuration

Diagram of wildlife-friendly fence