Studying the Wolverine

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






  1. Larry Thorngren Avatar

    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 Avatar


    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 Avatar

    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 Avatar
    Bob Millman

    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.

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