Conservation Groups File ESA Suit to Protect West Coast Fishers

The Center for Biological Diversity, the Environmental Protection Information Center, and the Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for denying Endangered Species Act protection to West Coast fishers. FWS previously had determined that fishers warranted protection across the West Coast, but reversed course in 2020 and only protected the species in the southern Sierra Nevada.