Pine River Watershed Initiative Network

Livestock Crossings

To further bolster the environmental benefits of livestock exclusion fencing, a dedicated livestock crossing can be installed in combination with fencing on properties where livestock must be able to cross a watercourse. A reinforced crossing protects the riverbed and banks as livestock pass through, and prevents sediment from being stirred up by animal activity. These crossings have the added benefit of providing a more stable crossing area for livestock (reducing the risk of leg injuries to the animals) and can encourage animals to not linger in the watercourse.

As of Spring 2017, PRWIN has developed 7 livestock crossings