Southern Sierra Nevada Fisher Conservation Strategy (SSNFCS)
There are a number of research and management efforts underway to ensure the persistence of the Pacific fisher, an Endangered Species Act Candidate species. This group is working to synthesize key information on the species’ biology, effects of management actions, and relevant policies to create a conservation strategy for fishers in the southern Sierra Nevada. While strong foundational pieces have been developed for the West Coast fisher Distinct Population Segment, there is a critical need to specifically address the conservation and management needs for the unique and isolated population of Pacific Fisher in the Southern Sierra Nevada.
The goal of this effort is to help conserve and sustain the fisher population in the southern Sierra Nevada by developing a Southern Sierra Nevada Fisher Conservation Strategy for use by agencies, other land managers, researchers, and others. The SSFCSP is designed to meet the needs of agencies with an interest in the Pacific Fisher in the southern Sierra Nevada.
Current Project Status
The Fisher Technical Team (FTT) and its Leader, Wayne Spencer of the Conservation Biology Institute, have finalized the Conservation Assessment, a synthesis of the latest science regarding the southern Sierra Nevada fisher and its habitat. The FTT has also completed Version 1.0 of the Conservation Strategy. The FTT continues to work to address additional research and analytical tasks outlined in the strategy, particularly to develop habitat resiliency metrics and targets and associated conservation measures.
The Southern Sierra Nevada Fisher Working Group will be meeting on February 23, 2016 in Pomona, CA, in association with the TWS Western Section meeting.
Resiliency Working Group meeting: January 26-27, 2016
Southern Sierra Nevada Fisher Working Group Meeting: October 22-23, 2015
Southern Sierra Nevada Fisher Working Group Meeting: January 26, 2015
Fisher Interagency Leadership Team meeting: Sept 30, 2014
- materials from this meeting available below
Fisher Technical Team and Manager meeting: Aug 1, 2014
Fisher Technical Team Meeting # 2: Jan 28, 2014
Public Meeting #1:
Dec. 3, 2013
- **materials from this meeting are available below
Fisher Technical Team Meeting #1:
Nov. 12-13, 2013.
Documents and Materials
Southern Sierra Nevada Fisher Conservation Strategy Version 1.0
Southern Sierra Nevada Fisher Conservation Assessment
*October 2014 Project Update Presentation
**Public Meeting 1 Agenda
**Public Meeting 1 Powerpoint Presentation
**Public Meeting 1 Notes