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  • Species Common Name Wolverine
  • Species Scientific Name Gulo gulo
  • State Listing Status Threatened


Special needs

Wolverines use subalpine and alpine forests for foraging and steep, snowy habitat above the timberline for dens. Conservation-focused land use planning is essential in lowland valleys to allow for movement between high-elevation refugia.

Limiting factors

Wolverines have large area requirements, naturally low densities, and low reproductive rates. They are sensitive to habitat fragmentation, roads, and human activity.

Conservation actions

Manage winter recreational use to avoid impacts to wolverines.