Fencing for environmental areas is often necessary to prevent intrusion. LAKE AND WETLAND MANAGEMENT, INC. installs and maintains fencing for natural areas and to maintain NPDES compliance. The fences will be added only if they are needed. When they are added we use quality equipment to put them up and make sure the surrounding area and animals are not effected by the fence in a negative way. We have three different types of fence installation; split-rail, grass carp, and silt fencing. We will use the type of fence that is best suited for the situation.
Split-rail fencing in wetland and preserve areas prevents physical intrusion. Split-rail fencing is also called log fencing and is usually made out of timber logs. The logs are split lengthwise and made into rails. These can be used for decorations or agricultural reasons. If the are has a lot of trees around the area, a split-rail fencing will be more common type of fencing to use. They can be stacked on top of each other, this style is more sturdy but will be easy to repair if damaged. Other ways they can be created are with the rails parallel and perpendicular to each other with wire attached. That style is common for horse-keeping.
Grass carp fencing is used to control aquatic plants in lakes and ponds. Grass carp fencing in planted littoral shelves prevents the herbivore from entering and grazing in planted areas. The grass carp will be used in a pond or lake when there is not an abundance of plants in the littoral zone. A grass carp will then be installed to help the plants from escaping or getting eaten by the fish or other aquatic animals.
Silt fencing is also called filter fencing. This type of fence is designed to separate two different types of lands. Silt fencing prevents construction runoff from entering into environmentally sensitive areas. Silt fences help protect the water quality of a body of water by preventing runoff of sediments from nearby lands.
These sediments can be from storm water runoff, farm land, or construction sites. These fences need proper maintenance after installation to continue to stay effective. Lake and Wetland installs and frequently maintains the fences to ensure high quality.
The following pictures are of the process of installing a silt fence from Lake and Wetland crew.
First the area is marked where the fence will be place. Then the dirt will be dug up into a line where the fence will go in. The next step is installing the fence itself.