Persistence of a Reintroduced Fisher, Martes pennanti, Population in Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, Central Alberta

Gilbert Proulx, Brian Genereux


In order to confirm the persistence of a Fisher (Martes pennanti) population reintroduced in 1990 in Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, central Alberta, we inventoried trails in the winters of 2006 and 2007. We recorded the presence of Fishers in 16 locations, and we confirmed the presence of at least two animals. We believe that the presence of Fishers 17 years after their release in the recreation area indicates that there is a self-sustaining population.


Fisher; Martes pennanti; Parklands; reintroduction; Alberta

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