Forgotten But Not Gone: The Pacific Fisher
For the past 20 years, conservation organizations have advocated for listing Pacific fisher under the Endangered Species Act. And as recently as 2015, U.S. Fish and Wildlife recommended federal protection for the population. But then something happened. Despite the emergence of new threats, in April of 2016, Fish and Wildlife reversed their decision. This story pulls back the veil on the lead up to that surprise decision, and what it means for the future of the Pacific fisher.