Great overview for information and planning. Oregon NRCS Wildlife Guzzler Planning Guide
Arizona Game & Fish Water Facility Planning Guide 614
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Online Resources & Publications
- National Index of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
- Washington Dept of Fish & Wildlife
- Oregon Department of Fish Wildlife
- Idaho Fish & Game
- Montana Fish & Wildlife
- Utah Fish & Wildlife
- National Wild Turkey Federation
- Utah Chukar Foundation
- Pheasants Forever
- Inland NW Wildlife Council
- NRCS - National Resources Conservation Service
- Farm Service Agency
- CRP - Conservation Reserve Program
- Wingshooting Destinations
- SRM - Society for Range Management
- Quail Forever
- Wildlife Land Trust
- Mule Deer Foundation
Escape Ramp Informational Publications
There are many groups and agencies that support the use of wildlife escape ramps. Their publications provide interesting information on wildlife and the effectiveness of ramps. Some show also show you how to build and properly maintain ramps.
Wyoming Natural Resource Trust Informative 14 Page PDF report on the effectiveness of ramps. A two year study with 1500 ramps in-use throughout Wyoming.
Wyoming Game & Fish
Sage Grouse Working Group 2 Page PDF Ramp Overview
Bat Conservation International "Water for Wildlife" 2007 Definitive guide on bats and use of ramps.
Idaho BLM Technical Bulletin 89-4 - 16 Page PDF. November 1989 "Wildlife Watering & Escape Ramps on Livestock Watering Developments". Overview of ramps and building instructions.
NRCS NM, March 2007.
4 Page PDF "Watering Facility Escape Ladder Design" Includes RMBO ramp design.
How to Build Your Own Escape Ramp
Here are several sources for information on how to build your own ramps. These ramps are generally made of steel mesh or coated wire mesh.
Although we do produce Rainmaker Ramps for sale, you may choose to make your own. The choice is yours. The important thing is to make Wildlife Escape Ramps available and put them into use. Clearly, ramps make a difference. Let us know how we can help.
Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory Plans for Metal Mesh Ramp 2 Page PDF. Nov 2006 Estimated Material Cost $45-$60 Estimated Labor Time 2.5 hours Ramp plans included
Oregon NRCS - May 2011 "Wildlife Escape Ramps for Livestock Watering Troughs" Includes guidelines and plans for building a ramp.