207 hair samples collected from fishers and martens to study impact of habitat change

Photo: Chris Gale, Wild North Photos

Improving understanding of habitat loss for furbearers

Hair samples collected from fishers and martens will shed light on how habitat loss and change are impacting fur-bearing species in the Williston Basin. 207 samples were retrieved from 184 hair-snagging stations set up over the 2,140 km2 project area. This multi-year project—which is led by Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy with funding from the FWCP—also compares current and historical forest spatial data and engages the Tsay Keh Dene Nation and trapper communities.

More: PEA-F20-W-2945