Fishers: Making a comeback
Once hunted to extinction in Washington State, fishers are now making a comeback with the help of reintroductions coordinated by Conservation Northwest and the Washington state government.
- August 2013-National Park Service proposes to return fishers to the Cascades at Mount Rainier and North Cascades National Park.
- May 2009-Remote camera images capture first fisher kits in Olympics after their reintroduction.
- January 2008-Eleven fishers released in Olympic National Park.
- 2007-Environmental assessment of fisher impact to Olympic National Park is released, giving the green light to begin fisher reintroductions.
- 2004-Fisher listed as endangered species candidate by USFWS.
- 2002-Conservation Northwest partners with WA Department of Fish and Wildlife to reintroduce and reestablish fisher to the Olympic Peninsula.
- 1998-WA Fish and Wildlife Commission lists fishers as endangered in WA.
- 1969-Last wild fisher seen in Washington.
- 1930’s-Fishers disappear from Washington.
- 1800’s thru early 1900’s-Fishers heavily trapped for mink-like fur and large extent of habitat is logged.