Did actual paperwork myself today. Need to print it out somewhere because printer died and submit it with the fee so they can print it in the paper. Probably going to give it back and tell me it isn't enough paperwork, make me do more and send them more cash. Yay. Preparing my mind for that. Upon checking we only have about 120 ft of actual state designated "wetland" to put posts and wire through, and if they went and reviewed their classifications they probably wouldn't consider it a wetland (that, or they'd go out and seize everybody's yards and property in the name of "wetlands" they want to own). We checked other people's wetlands via satellite and it only includes their actual ponds, unlike on our property where it includes all the occasionally wet ground by the driveway where the driveway drains into when it rains. And we have no actual pond according to the official map. Fencing it would probably lead the salamander neighbor to take us to court though.
The salamanders can get through the fence. You might even be doing them a favor, they can escape predators. Tell the neighbor. Good luck with the paperwork. The maps can be wrong, they have our house listed as being in a wetland. Um, no it has been here at least 160 years, unlikely they built it in a wetland. We DO have a natural wetland north of the pond about 150' though.
No pond on our place, sure would like one. Good luck on your paperwork, I hope it is accepted and you can get the permit for the fence. Your salamander lady sounds like a nice person, but a sandwich shy of a full picnic.
So bears attack dogs? I was milking (yep, I milked late, darn kids), Bailey went and hid (and I didn't pay attention but she sure was) and I got to hear a bear roaring and a dog flipping out like his life depended on it and going back and forth. Wonder if the dog will make it. Retired and now alpaca-less neighbor tends to be high a lot, so their dog probably won't get much help.
And for some reason I didn't think black bears actually roared. Well, that sure teaches me.