Wolverines thrive in mountainous regions with deep winter snowpack. That’s one of many reasons why ICL has a strategic campaign to eliminate sources of greenhouse gas emissions in Idaho.
Biologists have also learned that female wolverines avoid areas that are heavily used by snowmobilers and backcountry skiers. ICL is engaged in planning efforts throughout the state to strike a balance between winter recreation and protecting wolverine habitat.
ICL is also one of several conservation groups that petitioned the Fish and Wildlife Service to add wolverine to the endangered species list. Existing state management plans in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming have proved insufficient to stop the decline of wolverine.