In 1994, the East Kootenay Fisher Reintroduction Program was initiated by the British Columbia Habitat Conservation Trust Fund to re-establish fisher (Martes pennanti) populations in southeastern British Columbia. The transplant area is south of Cranbrook and west of Kimberley. The overall objectives of the program are: (1) To reintroduce the fisher into vacant but suitable habitat. (2) To expand the existing range of the fisher in British Columbia. (3) To establish a connective corridor between isolated fisher populations in Montana and populations in British Columbia. (4) To provide legal trapping opportunities when the populations are dispersed and sustainable.
Fontana, Anna J., Teske, Irene E.. 1999. East Kootenay Fisher Reintroduction Program (in Proc. Conference Biology & Management of Species and Habitats at Risk). Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Proceedings - Conference Biology & Management. Vol. 2
Topic: Species and Ecosystems at Risk
Keywords: East Kootenays, fisher, Martes pennanti, reintroduction, management
Scientific Name: Martes pennanti
English Name: Fisher
Other Identifier: University College of the Cariboo
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