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Fisher photographed at sampling device (David Green / INR-OSU)
The Klamath-Siskiyou Carnivore Project offers a unique opportunity in the Klamath-Siskiyou Ecoregion to address the effects of ecological processes and anthropogenic activities on fishers (Pekania pennanti) and other meso-carnivores. We have surveyed meso-carnivores on approximately 510 km2 in the Klamath National Forest and neighboring private-timber lands using non-invasive methods since 2006.
In the summer of 2013, the Beaver Creek Fire burned approximately 30% of the study area. Thus, we have 7 years of data before the burn occurred, and 3 years following the burning event. This represents an unprecedented dataset to investigate the effects of wildfire and salvage practices on carnivore populations.