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News updates on our work from the Coast to the Rockies.

Fisher reintroduction finale!

Fisher reintroduction finale!

Posted by emoore at Feb 25, 2010 04:00 PM |

Reintroduction of Pacific fishers, a small native mammal, to Washington's Olympic Peninsula, comes to a successful finish. The animals will continue to be tracked and monitored by remote camera and radio collar.

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Twelve more fishers released in Olympic National Park

Posted by achristianson at Jan 27, 2010 12:55 PM |
Filed under: fisher

Twelve more fishers were released in mid January bringing the total number of released fishers to 77.

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Happy New Year 2010 to fishers, the critter

Happy New Year 2010 to fishers, the critter

Posted by emoore at Jan 11, 2010 07:30 PM |
Filed under: fisher wildlife habitat

The winter of 2009-2010 features the third and final winter of fisher releases. Pacific fishers, deep-forest hunter and smaller relative to the wolverine, are being reintroduced to Olympic National Park after an 80-year absence.

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Congress listens on collaboration

Congress listens on collaboration

Posted by bchristensen at Aug 14, 2009 03:20 PM |

Today legislators are hearing from the people of the Columbia Highlands about a balanced plan for restoration, sustainable forestry, recreation, and wilderness.

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First documented fisher kits in the Olympics

First documented fisher kits in the Olympics

Posted by bchristensen at May 28, 2009 12:00 AM |
Filed under: What's Hot

Biologists today confirmed the first sightings of newborn fishers in Washington State since restoration of the state-endangered species began two years ago.

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Kettles left out of lynx critical habitat rule

Posted by emoore at Feb 24, 2009 06:05 PM |

The US Fish and Wildlife Service's final critical habitat rule for Canada lynx excludes entire areas in northeastern Washington important to recovery and conservation of the endangered wild cat. Conservation groups plan to challenge the rule.

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Hope builds as more fishers are released

Posted by emoore at Jan 17, 2009 05:00 PM |

Fifteen more fishers were released into Olympic National Park, bringing to a total of 47 fishers that have been released in a joint effort led by Conservation Northwest, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and other groups to reestablish this endangered native forest mammal to Washington.

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Pacific fishers on the winter solstice

Pacific fishers on the winter solstice

Posted by gwilson at Dec 22, 2008 05:05 PM |

Fourteen more fishers were released into snowy forests of the Olympic National Park as part of a reestablishment plan supported by Conservation Northwest. The end-of-year event brings to nearly three dozen the total number of the cat-sized forest carnivores released in 2008.

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Habitat Needs for Canada Lynx

Posted by emoore at Apr 04, 2008 12:25 PM |

Until April 28, 2008, the Fish and Wildlife Service seeks comments on lynx critical habitat, including in Washington's Kettle River Range (including the Wedge), and Selkirk Mountains (Little Pend Oreille and Salmo-Priest).

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A homecoming for fisher

Posted by jasmine at Feb 28, 2008 07:25 PM |
Filed under: fisher

In 2008, eighteen Pacific fishers return home to their forest habitat in Washington State for the first time in over 80 years.

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