Wolverine Conservation Plan Live Chat

Your chance to weigh in or ask questions about Fish and Game's plan for wolverine conservation and protection is coming up.

Biologists will be available during a live web chat on Tuesday, June 3rd from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. MDT.


The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has released a draft Wolverine Conservation Plan for a 21-day public review and comment period through June 9th 2014. The web chat is designed to better inform anyone interested in wolverines, or the plan.

The wolverine is an icon of Idaho's high country and one of the Gem State's rarest mammals. About the size of a small bear cub, wolverines are members of the weasel family, which also includes mink, otter, and marten. In the southern extent of their North American range, wolverines occupy high-elevation alpine and subalpine habitats characterized by spring snow cover and cool summer temperatures.

The plan was developed to proactively lead state efforts to conserve and protect wolverine populations and the habitats they rely on to ensure their long-term viability in Idaho. The plan includes statewide wolverine status and distribution, factors affecting population and habitat, priority areas for conservation, and supporting actions to benefit wolverines in Idaho.

Anyone wanting to learn more about the plan or about wolverines in general can do so during the live chat on June 3rd from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. MDT, and 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PDT. The draft plan will be considered for adoption by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission at the July 10 meeting in Salmon.





Central Idaho Wolverine and Winter Recreation Research Project


Kim Heinemeyer (Round River Institute) will be giving presentations across Idaho on the Central Idaho Wolverine and Winter Recreation Research Project. This collaborative projects goal is to increase our understanding of the influence that winter recreation activities have on wolverine habitat use, movements, and denning. Presentations will be geared towards recreationists and local businesses. Find out how you can be involved by attending one of these informative presentations.


Presentation Schedule:

  • Stanley, ID – Monday, November 7th, 2011 at 5:00pm (Sawtooth Hotel)
  • Ketchum, ID – Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 at 6:00pm (YMCA)
  • McCall, ID – Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 10:30am (Payette National Forest Supervisors Office)