Wolverine

Wolverine

We are working to protect and restore the wolverine to its historic range in the West by preserving large areas of high-elevation habitat, and the corridors and pathways that connect them.

Wolverines are an iconic symbol of the American wilderness. At one time they lived at high elevations in many western mountain ranges and today as few as 250-300 wolverines exist in the wild in the lower 48 states. Their range is limited to mountains in northern Washington, western Montana, south-central Idaho, and northwestern Wyoming.

Survival of the wolverine is threatened by climate change, motorized winter recreation, habitat fragmentation, trapping, and slow reproduction. Like polar bears, wolverines are so closely tied to ice, snow, and cold that they are especially vulnerable to the impacts of a rapidly warming climate.

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