How to Make and Install Fence Markers for Sage-Grouse
Fence marking is an effective strategy for reducing collisions. Research has shown an 83 percent reduction in fence collisions when fences are marked. Print this simple two-page NRCS guide to making and installing fence markers made of vinyl undersill trim. You will find a list of materials and tools needed; guidance on planning and where to place the markers; and a step-by-step guide to making the strips and then placing them on fences. The guide contains helpful photos and illustrations as well.
Note the importance of working with a biologist to determine the most important fences to mark. Studies suggest marking is not necessary on all fences, and that marking efforts should focus on areas with locally abundant grouse populations and fence segments < 1.6 mi from known leks.