PROTECTION STATUS: Threatened
YEAR PLACED ON LIST: 1983
CRITICAL HABITAT: 30,010 acres
RECOVERY PLAN: 1994
RANGE: Selkirk Mountains of northeastern Washington, northern Idaho, and British Columbia
THREATS: Snowmobile traffic, habitat loss, wildfires, collisions with motor vehicles, poaching, genetic problems associated with their small population size, and industrial logging, particularly in British Columbia
POPULATION TREND: In the United States, estimates put mountain caribou numbers at about 35 individuals without any increases for some time. Fewer than 1,700 mountain caribou survive north of the border in Canada.