GiveBIG to connect BIG landscapes
Conservation Northwest / May 04, 2021 / Fishers, Members
Your gift this GiveBIG will allow us to continue recovery efforts for a number of vulnerable Northwest species.
By Meghan Madden, Director of Development & Operations
Did you see that? Something quick and furry scampering into the underbrush. Fishers are fast and prefer to keep a low profile, something that makes them excellent hunters and a captivating yet elusive part of Northwest wild forests.
But by the early 20th century they had become locally extinct after being wiped out by fur trapping. Conservation Northwest recognized fishers were a critical piece of Northwest ecology that needed to return.
After two decades of collaboration with partners like the National Park Service, Calgary Zoo, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department, and Nisqually Tribe our Fisher Reintroduction Project has successfully released more than 250 fishers back into the Olympics and Cascades Mountains. Better yet, we’re finding that they’re making little fishers and beginning to expand their range!
Photo: Paul Bannick
Watch fishers being released into the wild: Eight more fishers released into the North Cascades
Your gift this GiveBIG will allow us to continue recovery efforts for a number of vulnerable Northwest species like wolves, wolverines, bighorn sheep, marbled murrelets, pygmy rabbits, spotted owls and Canada lynx.
Thank you for your generosity as we work together to keep the Northwest wild. We hope today that you’ll GiveBIG, for fishers and other incredible Northwest critters!
For the wild,
Meghan Madden, Director of Development & Operations