An 800-foot living snow fence was established along a county road in 1989. The snow fence consists of 2 rows of honeysuckle, 1 row of ash, and 1 row of black hill spruce.
4 miles N. of Mountain Lake on Co. Rd. 1; Cottonwood County.
To reduce drifting snow over a county road, minimize wind erosion, and provide wildlife habitat.
The snow fence is functioning well. The survival rate was high and most of the trees are thriving. Snow drifting problems along this segment of the road are much less severe than they were a few years ago. The landowner has also noticed an increase inwildlife as a result of the snow fence.