Emergency Order for the Protection of the Greater Sage-Grouse (SOR/2013-202)

Regulations are current to 2017-12-11 and last amended on 2017-10-20. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE 2(Paragraph 3(3)(a))Standards for Design and Construction of Fences in Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat

  • 1 A fence for grazing animals other than bison must not be greater than 1.2 m in height and must be constructed with a maximum of four wires that are single-, double- or triple-stranded and that are parallel to the ground, but must not be constructed of page wire, chicken wire, chain link or other similar woven wire.

  • 2 A fence for bison must not be greater than 1.7 m in height and must be constructed with a maximum of five wires that are single-, double- or triple-stranded and that are parallel to the ground, but must not be constructed of page wire, chicken wire, chain link or other similar woven wire.

  • 3 The top wire must be barbless.

  • 4 The top two wires must be marked with flagging or reflectors that are spaced at intervals of not more than 1.5 m.

  • 5 Fence posts must be designed to deter perching by avian predators of the Greater Sage-Grouse, including by fitting the posts with deterrent devices such as spikes, caps or cones or, in the case of metal fence posts, by cutting them at an angle of approximately 45°.

 
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