Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 23, 2021

Fisher Rewilding: How Washington State Is Restoring a Native Carnivore 

The Revelator reports

Years of work in the Pacific Northwest is paying off. It started with preserving the ecosystem so native species would have something to return to.

There aren’t too many animals that will eat a porcupine for lunch, but fishers are at the top of the list.

Fishers (Pekania pennanti) are members of the mustelid family and a relative of otters, minks and martens. Quick on the ground and agile tree climbers, these forest dwellers couldn’t out-maneuver trappers in the 1800s, who relentlessly pursued the housecat-sized carnivores for their high-value pelts.

Read more at  Fisher Rewilding: How Washington State Is Restoring a Native Carnivore • The Revelator

 


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