Fisher Translocation Photo Gallery

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    Aaron Facka checks a live trap set in Siskiyou County to capture fisher for release in the northern Sierra Nevada.
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    A fisher in a handling cone used to safely restrain animals so they can be tranquilized, equipped with a radio transmitter, and tested for disease.
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    US Fish and Wildlife Service Biologist Scott Yaeger and DFG Senior Environmental Scientist Richard Callas prepare to coax a fisher into a handling cone.
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    CDFW’s Shelly Blair holds a tranquilized male fisher in the Department’s mobile wildlife laboratory.
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    A tranquilized female fisher and implantable radio-transmitter (white cylinder).
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    CDFW Veterinarian Deana Clifford surgically implants a light-weight radio transmitter into the abdomen of a female fisher.
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    View into a transport box which is divided in two sections for feeding and sleeping.
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    A male fisher peeks out of a transport box at the release site.
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    Fishers in transport boxes (one fisher per box) in transit to Sierra Pacific Industries’ Stirling Management Area.
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    CDFW scientists Richard Callas and Scott Hill release a fisher onto Sierra Pacific Industries’ Stirling Management Area.
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    An incense cedar den tree used by a female fisher in April 2010.
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    A den in a Douglas-fir used by a female fisher in April 2010.
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    A male fisher photographed at a camera station near Stirling.
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    A female fisher bringing quite a large gray squirrel back to her den.
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    A female fisher carrying a kit within the Stirling Management Area. Although this female, as well as others released this winter have occupied dens, this is the first photographic documentation that reproduction has occurred.
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    A female fisher moving a kit to a new den.
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