winter recreation

Information on the effects of winter recreation on wolverines.

Wolverines and Winter Recreation

A study is currently underway in Idaho’s beautiful Sawtooth Mountains to study the effects of winter recreation on wolverines.  The question is described by the researchers as follows: 

 

“The rugged and remote country that is home to the wolverine is naturally separated from the places people prefer to live. But, these remote areas are no longer truly remote in winter, and some people and scientists are concerned about potential effects of backcountry recreation on wolverine during winter and during their early spring denning season.”

 

Click here for more information on this study into this critical conservation question facing wolverines in the American West:  http://www.rmrs.nau.edu/wildlife/forest_carnivores/wolverine/

 

Also look at other winter recreation pages on our website, here and here!