The fisher journey

The fisher journey

Getting healthy fishers from Canada to Washington is no simple task—read the story behind their journey that leads them back into the Cascades. By Keiko Betcher, Communications and Outreach Associate Huddled into the corner of a wooden box about the size of a file cabinet, a fisher with round ears, whiskers and a long bushy … Continued

Paper published on Washington fisher reintroduction

We contributed to a new study in the Journal of Wildlife Management assessing the habitat preferences of fishers recently reintroduced to Washington’s Cascade Mountains. BY DAVE WERNTZ, SCIENCE AND CONSERVATION DIRECTOR As the lead for Conservation Northwest’s collaborative program reintroducing fishers to Washington, I was proud to contribute to a new study and scientific paper … Continued

Returning home; the pronghorn’s journey back to Washington

Efforts are underway to restore pronghorn to Washington’s sagelands, but fences and habitat fragmentation inhibit the recovery of this native species. By Rose Piccinini, Sagelands Contractor Over the last 15 years, I’ve made the drive from Eastern Washington to central Nevada many times with my family. One of the highlights has always been getting a … Continued

Fixing a wrong

A year ago, I didn’t know what a fisher was. Last week, I watched them scurry into the North Cascades for the first time in nearly 80 years. By Keiko betcher, communications and outreach associate When I first heard of a fisher, I assumed, as many others do, it was a bird or a fish. … Continued