Lynx research important for ‘big picture’ decisions (Editorial)

Lynx research important for ‘big picture’ decisions (Editorial)

News Type: State Source: Daily Inter Lake
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An incredible amount of work has gone into studying the threatened Canada lynx, a rare and snow-dependent cat whose southernmost habitat stretches into Montana in an area called the Southwestern Crown of the Continent, a vast region that forms the southern boundary of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex and includes areas and communities within the Blackfoot, Clearwater and Swan River valleys.

Monitoring efforts formerly launched 22 years ago, and more recently a collaborative team of researchers supported and funded by the U.S. Forest Service, Swan Valley Connections, Rocky Mountain Research Station, the Nature Conservancy and others spent four years, from 2012 to 2016, tracking and monitoring lynx, wolverines and fishers to establish baseline data so changes over time can be tracked.