Wildlife Friendly Fences

Fences pose a major problem for wildlife in the Teton Conservation District. From blocking migration to causing major injuries, fences on private land can have a major impact on the wildlife living in the Valley. For this reason, design recommendations have been developed for making fences more friendly for wildlife, and regulations may apply to fencing that is constructed on private lands.


Fencing Design

Learn more about wildlife friendly fence design below:

The Second Edition of A Landowner's Guide to Fences and Wildlife can be accessed here. 

A Landowner's Guide to Wildlife Friendly Fences, produced by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, can be accessed here.

Fencing Guidelines for Wildlife, produced by Wyoming Game & Fish Department, can be accessed here.

Teton County fencing regulations

Teton County's Land Development Regulations (LDRs) address Wildlife Friendly Fencing, specifically at Article 5, Division 5.1, Section 5.1.2, page 163.  Please contact Teton County Planning and Development with specific questions.  The LDRs can be accessed here.