The winter weather in Wyoming can shut down roads and interstates in an instant due to heavy winds and impassable snow drifts. The state of Wyoming uses 12 foot tall wooden snow fences to direct blowing snow away from roadways - especially highways like Interstate 25 and Interstate 80. Additionally, ranchers use these snow fences also help create drifts for basins that will melt in the spring, creating a water supply for livestock and agriculture.
The old wooden slats of the snow fences used to be burned or sent to the dump. Fortunately, Centennial Woods partnered with different governmental bodies in Wyoming in 1999 to build, maintain, and reclaim wood from snow fences. Here are some of the advantages of reclaimed snow fence wood compared to barn wood and pallet wood: