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Site assessment is an important step in the establishment and long-term success of living snow fences. Once an area has been selected for a living snow fence installation, site assessment informs the design and planting phases. Multiple site visits may be necessary throughout the design process.


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. Tabler and Associates. Niwot, CO.