Wildlife Passage Design

For projects that include the installation, repair, or replacement of permanent or temporary fencing (e.g., security, landscape, or privacy fencing) fencing will be designed to allow for permeability; it will incorporate a minimum 6-inch gap with a one-way ramp or door at regular intervals to allow for special-status amphibian species to disperse between upland and breeding habitat. This measure is not applicable to the Environmentally Sensitive and Wildlife Exclusion Area fencing/flagging specified as part of construction activities to protect habitats or exclude wildlife from the work areas (SPM-002, above). Facilities such as curbs, drainages, culverts, and fence “footers” will be designed with gradually sloped sides or intermittent gaps to facilitate wildlife movement.