19 June 2011

Fisher Monitoring Season

The newest post on the UC Cooperative Extension Green Blog focuses on the SNAMP Fisher Team. Read all about it here:

Scientists complete eventful fisher monitoring season.


1 Elise says...

Last night a friend told me she saw what she thought was a fisher on the Bodie road about 3 miles west of Bodie. Is this possible? There aren't many trees in that area.

Even if it isn't possible, it got me to read all about fishers on your site, and now I'm interested in learning more. I'll be watching to see what's happening and keeping my fingers crossed for this year's kits.

Thanks, Elise

Posted at 2:40 p.m. on June 20, 2011

2 Public Participation Team says...

Elise, Thanks for your comment. We'll ask the Fisher Team about your question, and post a response back here soon!

The Public Participation Team

Posted at 8:36 p.m. on June 22, 2011

3 Public Participation Team says...


Thanks again for your question! Here is a response from Rick Sweitzer, a lead researcher on the SNAMP fisher team:

“I was forwarded an e-mail from your friend regarding the sighting of a weasel-like creature near Bodie. Based on the detailed description she gave of the animal she saw, and the fact that she looked at a guidebook at a nearby ranger station the very next day, it does appear that she saw a fisher. It's very possible it was a dispersing male, as the time of year for the sighting (June 15) is when young males really start moving around outside of their natal areas”

Posted at 9:55 a.m. on June 23, 2011

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