Winkler/Roos Fence Project
The Winkler Ranch and Roos Ranch replaced a portion of their existing boundary fence which was mostly made up of falling down wood posts with an excessive amount of barbed wire. The fence was dangerous to large wildlife. The old fence was removed and replaced with an all steel, four wire fence with a high, smooth bottom wire, low top wire and wildlife friendly wire spacing in between. The new fence will greatly aide in the cattle rotation by keeping the herds confined to their proper ranches and it will be much easier for the native wildlife including deer and bighorn sheep to cross. The all steel fence will also allow for more flexible options in the control and use of prescribed and wild fires. The fence replacement was 7,162 feet. Through grant monies, the MBG was able to cover 50% of the cost.