County planning updates wildlife fencing rules; seeking public comment

JACKSON, Wyo. — The Teton County Planning & Building Services Department has released amended draft wildlife friendly fencing regulations and is seeking public comment.

The updated regulations aim to clarify the fencing regulations, increase predictability, update design requirements, and include additional agricultural exemptions, according to a press release from Teton County. The update was a cooperative effort between the County, Teton Conservation  District, Wyoming Game and Fish, and interested members of the community.

Current regulations mandate that any new fences on a property be no higher than 38 inches above the ground, or 42 inches for livestock control. Regulations also mandate what materials may be used in building a fence. Wildlife friendly fence regulations are designed to help reduce injuries to wildlife trying to travel through properties in Teton County and prevent damage to fencing caused by animals.

The Planning Commission will review draft regulations during its regular meeting Monday, July 12 and make a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners. The public is asked to submit comments or questions to the Planning Department at P.O. Bos 1727 Jackson, WY 83001 or rhostetter@tetoncountywy.gov

 

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