People are said to be largely unaware of the extent of needed protection for wolverine.  WIth snow-machines able to get higher and further up mountainous areas in the winter the human encroachment is increasing.  Here’s one uplifting story about a team studying wolverines in Montana :

A husband-and-wife team in Montana studies the elusive wolverineChristian Science Monitor

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Brian Ertz

4 Responses to Studying the Wolverine

  1. How refreshing. An wildlife study that doesn’t use intrusive radio collars, drugs or helicopters. This article should be required reading for all national park biologists and superintendents.

  2. JB says:


    Some research requires radio/gps collars; especially body of research dealing with territory sizes and use patterns. Personally, I do a lot of photography and so I find the collars annoying; but I also understand their utility for brining us more information about species.

  3. Monty says:

    Wow! There are truely some amazing people, like this couple, who give their “sweat”, without adequate compensation, for unselfish love of the “wild”.

  4. Bob Millman says:

    Thank you for your very informative website.My research was prompted by a wolverine sighting near my home a few miles south of Winnipeg, Manitoba on Friday November 28/08.Wolverine is still here today,November 30/08. What a fascinating, unique creature. If any researchers interested, I could talk with property owners and possibly obtain permission for observation/study.



‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey