Recently, when one of our teams went to check a hair-snagging station deployed for bears, we were thrilled to find that a rare, uncollared wolverine had visited our site! The wolverine, located near the Glacier Peak Wilderness, had a grand old time rolling around on our lure pile, leaving us remote camera photos (and even a few valuable hairs) in the process. This detection was especially exciting given that it was on the west side of the Cascades crest, where there have been few wolverine sightings to-date. Let’s hope this a positive sign for wolverine recovery in the North Cascades. Please see the photo below, and watch the pseudo-video created from still shots at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDCutE-yn8M.
New results: 561 black bears have now been identified
Read our 2012 interim report