As heavy snows blanketed the ground of Western Montana during the holiday season and into the New Year, the 2016 Wolverine Watchers project kicked off with an enthusiastic “Grrr!”
Posts By: Russ Talmo
This winter we set up monitoring stations at Bitterroot National Forest to document animal activity, specifically wolverines, to better understand their habitat requirements and the threats to their survival.
The Yellowstone Bison Coexistence Program promotes tolerance for bison on the landscape and helps individuals, landowners and communities coexist with bison.
The electric fencing program is another way that Defenders is helping individuals, landowners and communities coexist with wildlife. Bear conflicts on private lands are dramatically reduced when electric fencing is put around things that attract bears, like chicken coops, bee hives, fruit trees and small livestock. Human-caused mortality is the number one cause of grizzly deaths in the continental United States, but is also one of the most preventable. That is why programs like our fencing incentive are so critical to conservation and recovery efforts.