The installation of approximately 17,907 linear feet of wildlife-friendly fencing, a cattle guard, and seven cowboy gates will prevent cattle from entering the roadway, thus preventing vehicular collision accidents, possible fatalities and injuries to people and livestock, and property damage. The fence mitigates impacts to wildlife through the following design:
Three-stand fence, maximum height of 40 inches.
Center wire 28-inches above ground (12 inches between wires, bottom wire minimum 16-inches above ground).
Top wire marked for visibility per Natural Resource Conservation Services (NRCS) Fence Markers specification.
Lay-down and let-down fencing as determined through field verification of the fence alignment with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bishop Office and the NRCS
Large wooden posts are not anticipated but, if installed for any reason, shall include perch deterrents in locations where such posts could facilitate increased efficiency of avian predators.
A fence is an expected customary activity related to public safety in Mono County's right of way. In the summer of 2013, the proposed alignment was discussed by the BLM and NRCS during field surveys to insure avoidance of cultural resource and sensitive plant impacts. The fence design criteria were also discussed.
New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures.