Wolverines may be elusive in the wild, but the public is invited to take a closer look at Idaho Department of Fish and Game's draft plan for conserving this unique, mountaineering mammal. The Idaho Wolverine Conservation Plan was released May 19 for a 21-day public review. The comment period will conclude on June 9.
The wolverine is an icon of Idaho's high country and one of the Gem State's rarest mammals. About the size of a small bear cub, wolverines are members of the weasel family. In the southern extent of their North American range, wolverines occupy high-elevation alpine and subalpine habitats with spring snow cover and cool summer temperatures.
The plan was developed to proactively lead state efforts to conserve and protect wolverine populations and the habitats they rely on to ensure their long-term viability in Idaho. The plan includes statewide wolverine status and distribution, factors affecting population and habitat, priority areas for conservation, and supporting actions to benefit wolverines in Idaho.
A copy of the draft wolverine plan is available by clicking:http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/wolverine-conservation-plan. Comments may be submitted on the website or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; or mailed to Wolverine Plan Comments, c/o Idaho Fish and Game, P.O. Box 25, Boise, ID 83707.
Anyone wanting to learn more about the plan or about wolverines in general can do so during a live web chat on June 3rd from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. MDT, and 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PDT.
To join the conversation go to the following link: https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/content/article/wolverine-conservation-pla...