Fisher Reintroduction Plan/Environmental Assessment
In an effort to restore the fisher (Pekania pennanti) to its historic range in the pacific northwest, Mount Rainier and North Cascades National Parks are teaming up with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to reintroduce this species to the North and South Cascades of Washington State and are in the initial phases of preparing a Fisher Reintroduction Plan/Environmental Assessment (EA) for this proposed action.
For more information about the plan and proposed action, please explore the plan process, links, and documents section of this project website.
Please note that this Plan/EA specifically outlines the plan for and assesses the impacts of reintroducing the fisher to Mount Rainier and North Cascades National Parks but is tied to a larger ecosystem proposal for fisher reintroduction in the Washington Cascades, namely the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Implementation Plan for Reintroducing Fishers to the Washington Cascades (see "links" for a direct link to the state's plan). Under the State's proposal, individual fishers may be reintroduced to lands both inside and outside of these NPS units.
Mason Reid, Project Leader and Wildlife Ecologist, Mount Rainier National Park | 360-569-6771
Elly Boerke, Project Planner and Environmental Protection Specialist, North Cascades National Park Complex | 360-854-7328