I'm a herpetologist by training but a naturalist at heart. My masters thesis is looking into the Panamint alligator lizard, Elgaria panamintina. In particular I'm focusing on identifying its range and testing out a variety of novel techniques which may benefit the field of herpetology as a whole. I post things that interest me and often post updates on what I'm doing in the vertebrate museum, in the field, or in the lab.
Fishers as a whole were once over-harvested to the point of being rare/extirpated throughout most of their range. Management practices have allowed them to return to some of their historic range (pdf file).
However I should’ve clarified, the fisher I’m talking about is the Pacific Fisher which is currently a Candidate species under the Endangered Species Act (the species assessment has a lot of really interesting information about this distinct population segment, it can be found midway down that page under the Candidate Information section).
Some additional information about this species can be found at the Pacific Fisher Information Repository.