The Pacific Fisher Story

Fishers (Pekania pennanti)

are forest-dwelling mammals in a family that
includes weasels, mink, martens, and otters. They are about the size of a
large house-cat and are light brown to dark blackish-brown. The fisher
has a long body with short legs and a long bushy tail. 

Its range was reduced dramatically in the 1800s and early 1900s through
trapping, predator and pest control, and alterations of forested
habitats brought about by logging, fire, urbanization and farming.

Present day loss of forest habitat due to wildfire and some types of
logging that has significantly reduced and fragmented the fisher’s

Read more: USFWS – Pacific SW Region

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