Fisher photographed on trail camera near I-90 Wildlife Crossings
Conservation Northwest / Jun 29, 2021 / Central Cascades, Fishers, Wildlife Monitoring
Wildlife crossings have made habitat in the Central Cascades more permeable for all wildlife, but to document a fisher on camera here is really special.
Volunteers with our Community Wildlife Monitoring Project recently recovered a trail camera with photos of a fisher just a few miles northeast of the I-90 Wildlife Crossings!
This could be the same fisher caught on video scurrying under the interstate this past winter using the undercrossings at Gold Creek, or another fisher may have wandered into the area after reintroduction to the Cascade Mountains. Either way, it’s exciting juncture of three of our long-term conservation programs:
I-90 Wildlife Crossings + Washington Fisher Reintroduction + wildlife research powered by citizen-scientist volunteers!
“The stunning Keechelus Lake Wildlife Overcrossing and the numerous wildlife undercrossings in the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project area have made habitat in the Central Cascades more permeable for all species of wildlife, but to document a rare fisher on camera nearby is really special,” said Laurel Baum, our Central Cascades Conservation Associate and Community Wildlife Monitoring Project Coordinator.