Recovery Measures for the State Endangered American Marten: An Internship with Two Wisconsin Natural Resource Agencies
I completed a six-month internship to meet the requirements for a Master of Environmental Science degree. The objective of my internship agreement with the Endangered Resources Bureau of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources was to write an updated recovery plan for the American marten, Martes americana. Utilizing literature, interviews, and previous Wisconsin reports, I completed a draft that is now awaiting approval from the Wisconsin Marten Committee. In addition, I assisted with a marten trapping study and developed updated educational materials. For part of my internship I worked with the U.S. Forest Service North Central Research Station. I developed the idea for a marten habitat guide and created a presentation and pamphlet. I photographed known marten rest sites, foraging sites, and maternal den sites. The habitat guide provided forest features important for marten persistence. This internship required working with multiple agencies interested in marten recovery and forest management.
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:martes americana american marten wisconsin recovery plan management habitat guide endangered species conservation department of natural resources forest service north central research station
Date of Publication:01/01/2004