USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station

The mission of the Rocky Mountain Research Station is to develop and deliver scientific knowledge and technology that will help people sustain our forests, rangelands, and grasslands.

Central Idaho Winter Recreation Research ProjectThis research is specifically directed at the effects of winter recreation—specifically, backcountry skiers and snowmobilers—on wolverines.  Learn more at:

Also look at our news and events page regarding this project here!


Wolverines, Spring Snowpack, and Global Warming An important new study of wolverine distribution worldwide finds a striking correlation between wolverine range and areas that sustain snow through mid-spring (May 15).  The authors warn that decreases in spring snow cover associated with global warming are likely to reduce and fragment wolverine range.  Download a copy of the study here: