Montana Wildlife Project
Fisher Occupancy, Habitat Needs, and Responses to Management in the Northern Rocky Mountains
October 2018 - June 2022
- Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks
A MS student will estimate the probability that potentially suitable habitat is occupied across the 3-state range of NRM fishers (occupancy estimate); estimate the influence of forest type, known fisher population centers, translocation history, and harvest/incidental mortality on fisher occupancy; and integrate survey design with the multi-state wolverine occupancy survey design, and coordinate field logistics with similar survey efforts by USFS staff in specific forest units.