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The Benefits of Wildlife Fencing

 

According to New Brunswick’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, over 400 moose-vehicle collisions occur every year. These collisions can cause severe vehicular damage as well as serious injury and even death.

 

The Role of Highway Wildlife Fence

 

Highways provide areas where moose and deer can escape bothersome flies and eat the abundant vegetation that grows on the side of the road. As they tend to be attracted to these spots, it’s important to take active measures to mitigate the danger they expose themselves to, as well as that faced by drivers.

 

In many areas of New Brunswick, wildlife fencing is the only way to mitigate the risk of moose-vehicle collisions. This type of fencing is designed to prevent moose and other large animals from crossing the highway and protects both drivers and wildlife. Another crucial component of highway wildlife fencing is the one-way (ungulate) gates that allow animals to exit the highway but not to re-enter it.

 

Wildlife fencing and gates need to be installed by experienced workers, otherwise, they’re unlikely to provide the level of risk reduction they should.

 

Atlantic Canada’s Fence Experts

 

Eastern Fence is one of the leading fencing companies in Atlantic Canada. We have experience with residential, commercial, industrial and highway fencing solutions. If you need to design and install a wildlife fence, contact us today for a free estimate, or to learn more about our services.