Jamestown, NY – The Fisher, also known as the ‘fisher cat’, is a large, dark, long-haired member of the weasel family, similar to the marten.
A report on this forest dwelling creature will be the topic at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary’s next First Friday Lunch Bunch.
On December 6 at 11 a.m. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation biologist Ken Baginski will give a presentation on the DEC’s Fisher Monitoring Study conducted earlier this year in the Southern Tier.
Fisher populations have been expanding in New York in recent years as indicated by increased observation reports from hunters, trappers, and landowners. To better understand the distribution and population size of Fishers, a large-scale monitoring effort was conducted by the Department of Environmental Conservation from January through April, 2013. Results from this study will be incorporated into a Fisher Management Plan for future Fisher management.