Endangered Species

Fisher
Artwork Medium: Scratchboard
Dimensions: 5″ x 7″

Fisher

Pekania pennanti
Status: Least Concern

Fishers, related to the smaller Pine Marten, are the second-largest member of the weasel family. They have amazing climbing skills and a tenacious nature
Fishers roamed low and mid-elevation forests throughout North America from coast to coast until the early 1900s.

With a thick luxurious coat Fishers were heavily trapped, shot and poisoned.
By the 1930s the forest mammal had vanished from Washington State. Smaller populations remained in northern California, Oregon and the Great Lakes region.

A dedicated alliance of federal and state agencies, tribes and nonprofit organizations led the way to the Fisher restoration project.

Since their reintroduction in 2008-10 Fishers have been distributed through The Olympic National Park and successfully established home ranges in both managed and wilderness forests.

Olympic National Park Service
Fisher Conservation Northwest