Great Basin Institute and USFS Pacific Southwest Region Carnivore Monitoring Program The southern Sierra Nevada population of fisher (Pekania pennanti) is listed as federally endangered and the Pacific marten (Martes caurina) is considered a sensitive species by the National Forests in the region. The Pacific Southwest Region 5 (R5) Carnivore Monitoring Program has been monitoring fisher, marten and other co-occurring carnivore species across Sierra Nevada forests since 2002 to assess population trends. The R5 Carnivore Monitoring Program provides scientifically defensible data to inform land management, and provides a unique opportunity to investigate the effects of change over t

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