Marten, Montana - MT Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribe

Wolverine - Montana Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribe

Lynx - Montana Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribe


Ken McDonald - Chair
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 East 6th Ave., PO Box 200701
Helena, MT 59620-0701

Martha Williams - Director Sponsor
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

1420 E 6th Ave
P.O. Box 200701
Helena, Montana 59620
Phone: 406-444-3186


Forest Carnivore Sub-Committee

The (Forest Carnivore Sub-Committee) formerly known as Wildlife Chiefs’ Wolverine Sub-Committee was established by the WAFWA Directors in January 2015. As such, it is the most recent working unit to be organized within WAFWA to address an identified need. The first meeting of the sub-committee was held in July 2015 in Reno, Nevada.  Sub-Committee membership includes the Wildlife Chiefs from those western states where wolverines currently exist.

The working group’s approved Statement of Purpose follows:

“1. Develop a statistically defensible multi-state monitoring plan for states where wolverine populations exist (WY, MT, ID, WA);

2.  Seek funding to implement the monitoring plan;

3.  Coordinate development of individual state wolverine conservation plans for states with suitable wolverine habitat; and

4. Coordinate and prioritize research efforts.”

This is a time-limited sub-committee of the Wildlife Chiefs that can be dissolved once the major work is accomplished.


Ken McDonald
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
1420 East Sixth Avenue
Helena, MT 59620