Using hair snares to monitor American marten

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Project Abstract: 
American marten were extirpated from the Lower Peninsula of Michigan during the turn of the 20th century, due to over-trapping and loss of habitat. Two small populations were reintroduced in the mid-1980s, yet efforts to monitor marten in the NE Lower Peninsula have been limited. In 2017, UM Flint conducted a hair snare survey to non-invasively assess marten population, distribution and genetics on State and Federal land throughout NE lower Michigan. Samples from 2017 are currently being analyzed. Here we propose to conduct a followup survey of marten on UMBS property during Summer 2018.
Investigator Info
Funding agency: 
Jill Witt - Startup Funds
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