First Friday Lunch Bunch (Adult)
NYS DEC Fisher Monitoring Study – Ken Baginski
Friday, December 6, 2013, 11:00am-12:00pm
Audubon multipurpose room
$8; $6/Friends of the Nature Center
Reservations are not required.
Learn from NYS DEC biologist Ken Baginski about a 2013 study that was conducted in the southern tier to better understand Fishers.
Fisher populations have been expanding in New York in recent years as indicated by increased observation reports from hunters, trappers, and landowners. To better understand the distribution of and population size of Fishers, a large-scale monitoring effort was conducted by the DEC from January – April 2013. Results from this study will be incorporated into a Fisher Management Plan for future Fisher management. The Fisher, also known as the ‘fisher cat’, is a large, dark, long-haired member of the weasel family.
Ken is a Wildlife Biologist with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. He has been with the DEC for 23 years and is currently the Region 9 Furbearer Biologist and the Regional Sportsman Education Coordinator.
Special Information: BYO Brown bag lunch and conversation follows the program. Audubon provides coffee and tea.