Fisher Fundamentals - Free!

by  Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is home to many fascinating species, among them the Fisher. This weasel like animal was historically found throughout the west but was nearly hunted to extinction. Together we will discover what makes fishers so fantastic, why they were hunted, how they are surviving today and what Whiskeytown Park Rangers are doing to help.

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Point to Point: $0.00
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45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Program Delivery Mode

Microsoft Teams

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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

Whiskeytown, CA
United States

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is a 42,000 acre site located in Northern California, 10 miles from Redding. We have diverse ecosystems ranging from oak scrubland to dense coniferous forests. Our elevation ranges from about 600 feet (200 meters) and climbs to over 6000 feet (2000 meters). This all creates an incredible location for a huge range in plants and wildlife and recreation opportunities. Whiskeytown's virtual programs serve the National Park Service mission by helping others enjoy these lands and by teaching about the unique ecosystems, geology and history. Join us in real time with a ranger to learn about Whiskeytown!

Please contact us if you have any questions about program topics or making programs accessible for all participants.

At this time our virtual programs are on rather limited due to limited staffing and moving into our summer visitation season. We look forward to hosting regular virtual programs again in September!

Tyler Compton

Program Details


1. The Fisher program begins with a brief introduction to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and the presenting ranger.
2. First we will discuss what a Fisher is and where they are found.
3. Next we compare them to other close relatives
4. After that we will go over their endangered status, how they are surviving and how Whiskeytown is helping.
5 Remaining time will be used answer any participant questions.


In this program participants will:
- Learn about adaptations of fishers
- Compare these adaptations to similar taxinomic family members
- Discover causes for population decline
- Discuss the positive and negative influence humans have

Standards Alignment

National Standards

LS1A 3-5 -- Structure and function
LS3B 3-5 -- Variation of traits
LS3B K-2 -- Variation of traits
LS4C 3-5 -- Adaptation
LS4C K-2 -- Adaptation
LS4D 3-5 -- Biodiversity and humans
LS4D 6-8 -- Biodiversity and humans
LS4D K-2 -- Biodiversity and humans