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This fact sheet series is an introductory guide to living snow fences. Designers should consult other resources listed at the end of each fact sheet for more detailed information on the structure and function of living snow fences. Living snow fences take several years to become effective, but can provide decades of blowing snow control if properly designed, installed and maintained.


Fact Sheet prepared for New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)

Additional Resources:

Gullickson, D., Josiah, S.J., Flynn, P., 1999. Catching snow with living snow fences. University of Minnesota.

Tabler, R.D. 2003. Controlling blowing and drifting snow with snow fences and road design.