SUBSCRIBE | NEWSLETTERS | MAPS | VIDEOS | BLOGS | MARKETPLACE | CONTESTS
TRY BACKPACKER FREE!
SUBSCRIBE NOW and get
2 Free Issues and 3 Free Gifts!
Full Name:
Address 1:
Address 2:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Email: (required)
If I like it and decide to continue, I'll pay just $12.00, and receive a full one-year subscription (9 issues in all), a 73% savings off the newsstand price! If for any reason I decide not to continue, I'll write "cancel" on the invoice and owe nothing.
Your subscription includes 3 FREE downloadable booklets.
Or click here to pay now and get 2 extra issues
Offer valid in US only.
Share your tales of travel & adventure with our step-by-step guide. Upload trail descriptions, photos, video, and more. Get Started
The DAILY DIRT - The nitty and the gritty of outdoor news

California's Wily Wolverine Returns

Same individual appears in Sierra Forest one year after discovery

Last year, a lone wolverine made an appearance in the Sierra Nevada mountains outside Truckee, California, becoming the first sighting of the rare mustelid in the state since the 1920s. Now, just over a year later, he's reappeared for scientist's cameras only 15 miles away from his original location.

While researchers were hopeful this might be a different wolverine, which could establish the possibility for a breeding population in California, DNA collected from hair samples found near the camera station indicate that this is the same animal. Still, his relative good health bodes well for potential future reintroduction efforts.
It appears the male wolverine can survive in the area for an extended period of time, said Jeffrey Copeland, wildlife ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service's Rocky Mountain Research Station in Missoula, Mont.

"The photos show it to be a big, fat, healthy animal," Copeland said. "It doesn't seem to be in any distress. He's made it a year and he's finding food."
He's also a bit of a camera whore, but you can't expect him to yield the spotlight so easily after he already got his taste of fame. And while the California wolverine laid pretty low the last year, I have a distinct feeling we'll be seeing much more from him this summer:



—Ted Alvarez

A year later, wolverine spotted in the Sierra (Reno Gazette-Journal)


ADD A COMMENT

Your rating:
Your Name:

Comment:

My Profile Join Now

Most recent threads

Gear
What Should I Do About A Table And Chairs?
Posted On: Aug 29, 2014
Submitted By: TDale
Trailhead Register
bicycling question
Posted On: Aug 29, 2014
Submitted By: JohnnyRay
Go
View all Gear
Find a retailer

Special sections - Expert handbooks for key trails, techniques and gear

Check out Montana in Warren Miller's Ticket to Ride
Warren Miller athletes charge hard and reflect on Big Sky country, their love for this space and the immense energy allotted to the people who reside in Montana.

Boost Your Apps
Add powerful tools and exclusive maps to your BACKPACKER apps through our partnership with Trimble Outdoors.

Carry the Best Maps
With BACKPACKER PRO Maps, get life-list destinations and local trips on adventure-ready waterproof myTopo paper.

FREE Rocky Mountain Trip Planner
Sign up for a free Rocky Mountain National Park trip planning kit from our sister site MyRockyMountainPark.com.

Follow BackpackerMag on Twitter Follow Backpacker on Facebook