What is a Living Snow Fence, anyway? Simply a row or several rows of living trees and / or shrubs planted in critical locations to control blowing and drifting snow. Living snow fences can be used in place of the traditional wooden snow fences to provide more appealing scenery and wildlife habitat. They can reduce the cost of snow plowing and keep roadways open in winter.
Who pays for it? The Living Snow Fence Program receives funding from the Wyoming Department of Transportation and in some cases, corporate sponsors.
How can I help? If you own property along a state highway and would like to see a living snow fence put in, contact UCCD. We will seek approval through WYDOT and help you submit a proposal to the State Living Snow Fence Committee. If your proposal is approved, WYDOT will fund the project and UCCD will help with the site preparation and planting. UCCD will take care of the planting for the first three years, after which time it will become the property owners responsibility to maintain. If you decide to participate, you will not only be helping a nearby road to stay open, you will be adding scenery and wildlife to your land--so please consider this worthwhile program!
Uinta County Conservation District P.O. Box 370 204 East Sage St. Lyman, WY 82937 307-787-3070