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Wolverine Ecology & Conservation

Have you seen a wolverine? Please report it to us!

NRCC partnered with the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Yellowstone Park Foundation, and others to research wolverine ecology in Glacier & Yellowstone National Parks. These two projects led to an increased understanding of wolverine distribution and residency, reproductive characteristics, habitat selection, food habits, connectivity of populations, and population parameters such as survival rates, birth rates, and dispersal. Additionally, public education components of these projects fostered appreciation and support for wolverine conservation.

Jason Wilmot, NRCC's former Executive Director, served as the Field Director of the Absaroka-Beartooth project. The Absaroka-Beartooth project received primary funding and direction through the Rocky Mountain Research Station, Yellowstone Park Foundation, and Yellowstone National Park.


9.11: Article co-authored by Jason Wilmot, Wolverines in Greater Yellowstone (Murphy, Wilmot, Copeland, Tyers, & Squires, 2011) published in Yellowstone Science, 19(3):17-24. View PDF here.

2.10: Art for conservation dollars! For any $50 or more donation to the wolverine conservation project at NRCC, our project manager Rebecca Watters will handcraft an original wolverine art sticker for the donor. Specify "wolverine" with your donation.

1.10: Check out this wolverine conservation blog words by NRCC project manager Rebecca Watters

11.09: The Absaroka-Beartooth Wolverine Project has been terminated due to expiration of funding. If you would like to help us continue monitoring and researching wolverine populations, there are several options. Donate or learn more about our Backcountry Citizen Science High-Altitude Ecosystem Monitoring team.