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Badger Buy

Diagram of wildlife friendly fencing

Diagram of wildlife friendly fencing with annotations

With each purchase of a Fence a Foot Badger Buy, we lay down another foot of cattle fencing.  Why do we need to fence cattle?  This applies to states like Wyoming, which are open range, meaning cattle can go wherever they please on any property so long as it is not fenced.  Cattle are non-native, human-introduced animals and can sometimes damage flora through overgrazing and trampling.  Laying fences prevents cattle from influencing Western Lands and allows its original wildlife to abound.

We design our fences to be wildlife-friendly, so that cattle cannot move past it, but most other animals can.  Cattle are large creatures but cannot jump, meaning the fences we lay are short enough for deer-sized creature to jump over, and short enough for smaller badger-sized critters to crawl under, allowing for maximum admittance of native fauna.  Here (Link: USDA Wildlife Friendly Fencing Guide) is an external source we use to help guide us in making our fences wildlife friendly.

Our fences are not magical, though.  Cattle-like animals such as the bear or moose will also find themselves barred by the fence, and there is no way to prevent that.  Because of the possible hinderance to these native creatures, we only lay fencing in the most selective areas, where obvious damage from cattle has occurred.

Since our founding in 2021, all fencing for Western Lands Preservation has been done by volunteers!  That means when you buy a Fence a Foot Badger Buy, more of your money goes to funding our growth and the further protection of Western Lands.

A Note from Steven on Badger Buys

Steven Whitney sitting on rock in the Western United States.

 
Dear Prospective Badger Buy Buyers and Not-Buyers,

Since Western Lands Preservation is just starting out, we won't be able to accomplish your Badger Buy right when you buy it.  Right now, we have no land to preserve; not a single acre!  So we can't plant any pines or kill any weeds.  So what happens to your money?

The money from your Badger Buy goes into a reserve fund, and we record the Badger Buy task in our records.  Until we complete your Badger Buy, we don't touch the money you've paid, except for any taxes.  And only by getting our first piece of land will we be able to catch up on all the Badger Buys we've missed.  In this way, we can remain true to the spirit of the Badger Buy and where you wish your money to go.

If you'd like to see your contribution go more directly to WLP's growth, consider our Land Coffer Donations, at least until WLP grows bigger.

—  Steven Whitney

Steven's Vision

Badger Badge Story

What You Get

Via Purchase

  • Satisfaction
    Knowing that a wildlife friendly fence for 12 inches will be installed on Western Lands Preservation land, visible, not barbed on top or bottom, so easier for wildlife to go over or under.
  • Thank You Note
    A personal thank you note from Steven Whitney.
  • A Smile
    Knowing that your purchase helps preserve Western Lands.

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