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Keeping It Simple: Easy Ways to Help Wildlife Along Roads

Photo Gallery for Mandating "natural" erosion control matting helps crawling critters

This photo shows a large snake trapped in the mesh of a plastic erosion control mat.
Photo by Photo by Chris Slesar.
Inflexible plastic erosion control matting can trap snakes and other reptiles and amphibians.

Updated: 12/12/2012
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