The Melton Ranch installed escape ramps at multiple locations though out the large ranch in New Mexico. Airport, Hunker N, Hunker Trap, Irrigation and Hunker S. Pictures courtesy of Kelly Melton, NM.
The Cat Creek water storage tank is 48 ft in diameter and 6 ft deep. BLM biologist Bruce Schoeberl determined that positioning three deep tanks ramps would provide bats, birds and wildlife a safe exit from the tank.
This 52 ft diameter, 8 ft deep water storage tank, located 60 miles outside of Boise, is known as the Ant Hill water tank. The Bruneau field office of the BLM determined that due to the large large size, positioning three deep tank escape ramp systems would provide birds, bats and critters a safe means of escape if trapped in the tank. Theses ramps will intercept stranded animals swimming in either direction and give them an easy way out of the tank.
Project supervised by Bruce Schoeberl, BLM Wildlife Biologist, Bruneau Idaho Field Office