By Kayla Walker
For Ranchers Stewardship Alliance 

Ranchers Benefit from Fencing Projects with Ranchers Stewardship Alliance


With financial assistance from RSA, Kevin Koss was able to move an old, poorly placed barbed wire fence to a more logical location and improve the fence structure to be less restrictive to wildlife, for example by raising the bottom wire. Photo by RSA.

There's been entire books written on the history of fencing in the West. The evolution of barbed wire, the impact fences had on the landscapes, and the range wars that ensued when fences first went up are all remarkable and fascinating stories that will forever stand in the history of the American West and the ranching industry. But when those same fences that made history are still standing today, plans to upgrade have likely been discussed.

Modern day ranchers, however, know the harsh reality of the distance between discussing a new fence line and paying for the removal of the old and...

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