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Friendly Fences on Ashley Creek: Benefits for Water and Wildlife

Terese Lipinski Kashi grew up on Ashley Creek, and remembers fishing for native trout and observing a diversity of wildlife on her property. She has watched the pace of development increase in the Flathead Valley, and pressures on the land and water become more apparent. Flathead Conservation District worked with Terese to install wildlife-friendly fencing that protects the riparian area, while still providing a location for her livestock to water and cross. Additionally, a leaking irrigation system was repaired to conserve water and prevent erosion on the streambank.

Click here to see pictures and read the full story by Fiona Handler.

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