Reports and References

for Pekania pennanti (Fisher)

Reports from BC Conservation Data Centre

BC Species Summary


BC Conservation Status Report

Reports from Other Databases

E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Wildlife of British Columbia


Global Comprehensive Report (NatureServe Explorer)

Status Report

Weir, R.D. 2003. Status of the Fisher in British Columbia. B.C. Minist. Water, Land and Air Prot., Biodiversity Branch, and B.C. Minist. Sustainable Resour. Manage., Conservation Data Centre Victoria, BC. Wildl. Bull. B-105. 47pp.

Identified Wildlife Species Account

British Columbia Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection. 2004. Accounts and Measures for Managing Identified Wildlife. Version 2004. Biodiversity Branch, Identified Wildlife Management Strategy, Victoria, B.C.

Other Related References

Aubry, K.B., C.M. Raley, S.W. Buskirk, et al. 2013. Meta-analyses of habitat selection by fishers at resting sites in the Pacific coastal region. J. Wildl. Manag. 77(5):965–974.


Banci, V. 1989. A fisher management study for British Columbia. B.C. Minist. Environ., Wildl. Bull. B-63. Victoria. 127pp.


BC Fisher Habitat Working Group. British Columbia Fisher Habitat and Forestry Web Module. Available: (accessed 31 January 2020).


Bridger, M.C., C.J. Johnson, and M.P. Gillingham. 2016. Assessing cumulative impacts of forest development on the distribution of furbearers using expert-based habitat modeling. Ecological Applications. 26(2): 499–514.


Davis, L.R. 2009. Denning ecology and habitat use by fisher (Martes pennanti) in pine dominated ecosystems of the Chilcotin Plateau. M.Sc. Thesis, Simon Fraser Univ., Burnaby, BC.


Fogarty et al. 2022. Trapping mortality accelerates the decline of the fisher, an endangered mesocarnivore, in British Columbia, Canada. Endang Species Res 49:1-23


Fontana, A.J., and I.E. Teske. 2000. East Kootenay Fisher Reintroduction Program. P. 693 in L.M. Darling, ed. 2000. Proc. Conf. on the Biology and Manage. Species and Habitats at Risk, Kamloops, B.C., 15-19 Feb., 1999. Vol. 2; B.C. Minist. Environ., Lands and Parks, Victoria, BC, and Univ. College of the Cariboo, Kamloops, BC. 520pp.


Fontana, A.J., I.E. Teske, and K. Pritchard. 1999. East Kootenay fisher reintroduction program final report 1996-1999. Minist. of Environ., Lands, and Parks, Cranbrook, BC. Canada.


Handley, C.O. Jr. 1991. Mammals. Pages 539-616 in K. Terwilliger, coordinator. Virginia's endangered species: proceedings of a symposium. McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company, Blacksburg, Virginia.


Jung, T.S., and B.G. Slough. 2011. The status of fishers (Martes pennanti) at the northwestern edge of their range: Are they increasing and expanding in the Yukon? Northwest Naturalist 92:57-64.


Lofroth, E. 2004. Fisher (Martes pennanti) British Columbia Population Science Assessment Review. Minist. of Water, Land and Air Protection, Victoria, B.C. 21 pp.


Lofroth. E.C., C.R. Raley, J.M. Higley, et al. 2010. Conservation of fishers (Martes pennanti) in south-central British Columbia, western Washington, western Oregon, and California - Volume I: Conservation Assessment. USDI Bureau of Land Management, Denver, Colorado, USA.


Raley, C.M., E.C. Lofroth, R.L. Truex, et al. 2012. Habitat ecology of fishers in western North America: a new synthesis. Pages 231 - 254 in K.B. Aubry, W.J. Zielinski, M.G. Raphael, et al., eds. Biology and conservation of martens, sables, and fishers: a new synthesis. Comstock Publishing Associates, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, USA.


Stevens, V., and S. Lofts. 1988. Species Notes for Mammals. Vol. 1 in A.P. Harcombe, tech. ed. Wildlife Habitat Handbooks for the Southern Interior Ecoprovince. B.C. Minist. Environ., Lands and Parks, Wildl. Branch. Tech. Rep. R-15. 174pp.


Thompson, J. 2005. Fisher Conservation in the Pacific States: Field Data Meet Genetics. US-FS PNW Res. Stn., Sci. Findings Issue 70.


Weir, R.D. 2010. Ecology of fishers in the boreal mixedwood forests of northeastern British Columbia Year-end Report 2009-10. Unpub. rep. prepared for Louisiana Pacific, BC Ministry of Environment and Encana Corp. 54pp.


Weir, R.D. and P.L. Almuedo. 2010. British Columbia's Interior: Fisher Wildlife Habitat Decision Aid. BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management 10(3):35-41.


Weir, R.D., A.S. Harestad, and R.C. Wright. 2005. Winter Diet of Fishers in BC. Northwest Nat. 86(1):12-19.


Weir, R.D., and A.S. Harestad. 2003. Scale-dependent habitat selectivity by fishers in south-central British Columbia. J. Wildl. Manag. 67:73-82.


Weir, R.D., and F.B. Corbould. 2000. Fishers in British Columbia: Options for Conservation of a Blue-listed Species. P. 691 in L.M. Darling, ed. 2000. Proc. Conf. on the Biology and Manage. Species and Habitats at Risk, Kamloops, B.C., 15-19 Feb., 1999. Vol. 2; B.C. Minist. Environ., Lands and Parks, Victoria, BC, and Univ. College of the Cariboo, Kamloops, BC. 520pp.


Weir, R.D., and F.B. Corbould. 2006. Densities of fishers in the Sub-Boreal Spruce biogeoclimatic zone of British Columbia. Northwest Naturalist 87: 118-127.


Weir, R.D., and F.B. Corbould. 2008. Ecology of Fishers in the Sub-boreal Forests of North-central British Columbia: Final Report. Peace/Williston Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program Report No. 315. 178 pp plus appendices.


Weir, R.D., and F.B. Corbould. 2010. Factors affecting landscape occupancy by fishers in north-central British Columbia. J. Wildl. Manag. 74:405-410.


Weir, R.D., E.C. Lofroth and M. Phinney. 2011. Density of fishers in boreal mixedwood forests of northeastern British Columbia. Northwestern Naturalist 92:65-69.


Weir, R.D., E.M. Phinney and E.C. Lofroth. 2012. Big, sick and rotting: Why tree size, damage, and decay are important to fisher reproductive habitat. Forest Ecology and Management 265:230-240.


Weir, R.D., I.T. Adams, and A.J. Fontana. 2003. East Kootenay fisher assessment. Unpub. rep. prepared for Minist. of Water, Land and Air Protection. BC. 31pp.


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