Tree-climbing carnivores called fishers are back in Washington’s forests

Trapping and habitat loss had wiped out the population

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A crowd gathers to watch a fisher released into Washington state’s Mount Rainier National Park in December 2016. About 280 of these tree-climbing animals have been translocated from Canada since 2008 to help fisher populations rebound.


Holding an antenna above his head, Jeff Lewis crept through an evergreen forest in the Cascade mountains, southeast of Seattle.