As observations of Montana fishers grows scarce, we need to take new steps help protect the elusive forest creatures.
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As heavy snows blanketed the ground of Western Montana during the holiday season and into the New Year, the 2016 Wolverine Watchers project kicked off with an enthusiastic “Grrr!”
The Northern Rockies fisher, a cat-like member of the weasel family, has faced many challenges over the years, and we’ve been working for years to get these animals the protection they deserve.
I held my breath as I watched the first blur of brown fur dash into the forest on short little legs, bushy tail streaming behind. As the last of the fishers bounded into the forest, our group let out a quiet cheer.
Our field team trekked through dense forest habitat to set up this project to monitor for the rare and elusive Northern Rockies fisher.