PROTECTION STATUS: Not listed; Pacific fisher is a candidate species.

PETITIONED: Pacific fisher 2000, 2008 (California Endangered Species Act only); Northern Rockies fisher 2009, 2013

YEAR PLACED ON LIST: Pacific fisher: candidate 2004

RANGE: The Pacific fisher's range includes Northern California and the southern Sierra Nevada; reintroduced population in the southern Oregon Cascades. The Northern Rockies fisher is found along the border of Montana and northern Idaho.

THREATS: Habitat fragmentation due to logging and development, incidental trapping, poisoning, disease

POPULATION TREND: Only three small, isolated populations of the Pacific fisher remain; one of those is the result of reintroduction efforts. The Northern Rockies fisher exists as a small population in a reduced portion of its former range.

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