Wallaby Proof FencingExclusion fencing is usually the most effective control tool for wallabies where significant crop or pasture losses are experienced, or where high value crops need to be protected, but fences are less effective for other species including possums, deer and forester kangaroos.
As part of the Alternatives to 1080 Program a Wallaby Proof Fencing guide was produced by the Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research in April 2009 to share the lessons learnt by those farmers who have already gone down this path about how to erect effective wallaby proof fences. The second edition, below, was published in April 2010.
M. and H. L. Statham
Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research, 2010
The guide can be downloaded as a single PDF but please note is a very large file size and may take some time to download. You may prefer to download it chapter by chaper or just the chapters of interest to you. A link is provided to the very useful fencing calculator tool.
Complete guide (PDF: 4.36 MB / 52 pages)
Introduction (Cover, Preface, Contents and Introduction) (PDF: 581 KB / 9 pages)
Chapter 1 - Animal species involved (Bennett's wallaby, Tasmanian pademelon, Brushtail possum, Common wombat, Forester Kangaroo, Non-native species) (PDF: 470 KB / 4 pages)
Chapter 2 - Planning and preparation (Fence location, Neighbours, Site preparation, and Animal control) (PDF: 453 KB / 5 pages)
Chapter 3 - Materials and constuction (Electric plain wire fence, Mesh fence, Electric mesh, Fence posts, Post spacing, Droppers, Additional wires, Fence straining, and Problem areas) (PDF: 991 KB / 9 pages)
Chapter 4 - Maintenance (PDF: 605 KB / 4 pages)
Chapter 5 - Fencing for other species (Brushtail possum, Forester kangaroo, Rabbit, Deer) (PDF: 216 KB / 2 pages)
Chapter 6 - Integrated control (Shooting, Poisoning with 1080) (PDF: 321 KB / 3 pages)
Chapter 7 - Individual producer case studies (PDF: 881 KB / 8 pages)
Checklist, Costing sheet, Further information, References, and Acknowledgements (PDF: 305 KB / 7 pages)
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