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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Not listed; candidate species

PETITIONED: 2000, 2008 (California Endangered Species Act only)

YEAR PLACED ON LIST: Candidate 2004

RANGE: Northern California and the southern Sierra Nevada; reintroduced population in the southern Oregon Cascades

THREATS: Habitat fragmentation due to logging and development

POPULATION TREND: Only three small, isolated populations of the Pacific fisher remain; one of those is the result of reintroduction efforts.

Photo courtesy of Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife