DFG Invites Public Comment Related to Pacific Fisher
The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is seeking public comment on a proposal to list the Pacific fisher as an endangered or threatened species.
Fishers (Martes pennanti) are medium-sized forest carnivores that are in the same family as mink, weasels and otters. In California, they live in forested regions including portions of the Sierras, Cascades, Klamath Province, north coast redwoods and the Mendocino National Forest. Habitat loss, habitat modification, forest fragmentation and trapping for fur (up until 1945) are considered to be the main factors that affect the fisher population in California.
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