Saving Humboldt Martens — New Hopes, New Threats
"Martens belong to the weasel family and look a bit like squirrels that have been stretched out and trained for battle: cute, but ferocious."
That's one of our favorite sentences from this engaging new article on the plight of Humboldt martens, secretive carnivores usually associated with old-growth forests. One marten population, however, has managed to survive in the sand dunes of Oregon in a tiny strip of shore pines.
Follow along as a conservationist and her marten-tracking dog sniff out these rare, fascinating little mammals. You'll learn the latest on the species' plight, including from the Center's Tierra Curry, who's helped lead our successful decade-long campaign to win federal protection for Humboldt martens.