Plan to restore fishers to North Cascades delayed by wildfire

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A plan to restore fishers, a mammal related to otters and wolverines, to the North Cascades has been delayed.

Federal, state and nonprofit agencies have been working to restore fishers throughout the Cascade Mountains, and planned to bring some from British Columbia to the North Cascades this month.

A State Department of Fish & Wildlife news release explains that the plan has been delayed because of wildfires in British Columbia this summer. Fishers disappeared from the state in the late 1800s and early 1900s because of hunting and habitat loss.