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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.

Fisher release into the Olympics, thanks to Tacoma News Tribune
Fisher release into the Olympics, thanks to Tacoma News Tribune
  • 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.

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