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.
Wolverines have large area requirements, naturally low densities, and low reproductive rates. They are sensitive to habitat fragmentation, roads, and human activity.
Assess distribution. Increase knowledge of seasonal habitat requirements. Describe population dynamics. Develop management approaches, considering low density and large home ranges. Conduct monitoring throughout the Cascade Mountain Range.
Manage winter recreational use to avoid impacts to wolverines.