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wire, not barbed wire, and make sure the top fence wires are highly visible to birds and mammals. Consider whether you want to allow non-target wildlife safe passage through your fences. If possible allow wildlife to easily move past or along the outside perimeter of the fence. With a safe corridor for travel, wildlife will not be crowded onto roads where they are at hazard. For domestic sheep or llamas, double the lines to prevent “nose to nose” disease transmission between domestic and wild bighorn sheep. Even with good fencing, wildlife do get into fenced areas –most commonly from gates left open. Install one or more

manual gates at the opposite end of the property so that they can be opened if wildlife is trapped inside. The larger the fenced property, the greater need for one or more gates besides the main vehicle access gate. There is little extra cost involved when gates are installed as part of a new perimeter fence. For large remote properties adjacent to wildlife travel areas, one-way wildlife gates can be a good investment to prevent wildlife damage. Refer to Fencing with Wildlife in Mind at: http://bit.ly/CODOWfenwildmind and BC Agricultural Fencing Handbook: http:// bit.ly/FencingwithElectricity

wildlife guide series Living with Wildlife in BC, Conflict Reduction Techniques Guide, written by Zoe Kirk and Margaret Holm. They are available at www.osca.org - Living with Wildlife pages or www.rdos. bc.ca WildsafeBC-Bear Aware page. ■ Margaret Holm works for the Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance. Contact her at outreach@osca.org.

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