Urban Lot Barricades

The Forest Service must sometimes protect urban lots by installing barricades. This fencing helps to visually define urban lot boundaries.  Fences are built in areas where there is a high potential or a history of unauthorized use.  This is most common in the more developed areas around the Lake.  They are meant to deter and prevent unauthorized uses that cause resource damage while still allowing for pedestrian access.  Fences are also important for property boundary management.  Surveying property lines takes time and is costly.  The presence of barricades provides semi-permanent and easily identifiable property lines which aid in identifying management needs and in clearly delineating project areas for crews.


Color photo of boats stored on private property.  Color photo of a large boat stored next to a Forest Service barricade.
Boats stored on private property.                  Boat stored next to Forest Service barricade.


Many private vacant lots are used as storage for boats, trailers, snowmobiles and much more.  Often times when a fence is put in, storage of private property can be seen very close to or stacked up against these fences.

The Forest Service constructs many types of barricades including:

Color photo of a Forest Service barricade built with boulders, used to prevent vehicle access.  Color photo of a Forest Service barricade called a Cradle, used to prevent vehicle access.  Color photo of a Forest Service barricade called a Worm Fence, used to prevent vehicle access.
Boulders, Cradles, and Worm Fences are typically placed on property frontages and near roads to prevent vehicle access.


Color photo of a straight fence barricades built adjacent to private property.  Color photo of post type of barricade built adjacent to private property.
Straight Fences and Posts are types of barricades built adjacent to private property. They are effective at clearly delineating the property boundary and preventing unauthorized uses such as encroachments.


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