Fishers – Rarely Seen Carnivores of the North Woods – Recording

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Have you ever seen a fisher? Fishers are mid-sized carnivores that live in the forested regions of Minnesota. Unfortunately, the fisher population in Minnesota has declined by about 50% over the past 20 years. Why?

On July 25, 2020,  Michael Joyce, NRRI Wildlife Ecologist, presented a program about the history and current status of the fisher population in Minnesota via a live Zoom meeting. He spoke about their latest research including research to examine cavity availability, whether artificial den boxes are a viable habitat management tool for fishers, and interactions between bobcats and fishers.