COMING TOMORROW: Weasel-like fisher could be put on endangered list
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Fishers from Canada have been reintroduced into Olympic National Park. -- Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service scientists will begin studying next year whether the fisher, a weasel-like mammal recently reintroduced to Olympic National Park, should be listed on the federal endangered species list.

The fisher is now listed on the state endangered species list.

It was reintroduced to the North Olympic Peninsula from Canada in 2008 to 2011. Before then, the most recent reported sighting of a fisher on the Peninsula was in 1969.

Staff Writer Jeremy Schwartz’s report on next year’s fisher study appears in tomorrow’s print and online Peninsula Daily News.

Last modified: November 28. 2012 6:27PM
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