Impacts of Rodenticide and Insecticide Toxicants from Marijuana Cultivation Sites on Fisher Survival Rates in the Sierra National Forest, California

@article{Thompson2014ImpactsOR,
  title={Impacts of Rodenticide and Insecticide Toxicants from Marijuana Cultivation Sites on Fisher Survival Rates in the Sierra National Forest, California},
  author={Craig M. Thompson and Rick A. Sweitzer and Mourad W Gabriel and Kathryn L. Purcell and Reginald H. Barrett and R. Poppenga},
  journal={Conservation Letters},
  year={2014},
  volume={7}
}
Secondary exposure of wildlife to pesticides has been well documented, yet exposure is typically associated with agricultural or wildland‐urban interface areas. Wildlife in undeveloped areas is generally presumed free from risk. In 2009, a male fisher was found dead in the Sierra National Forest and subsequent necropsy revealed that the animal died of acute rodenticide poisoning. Follow‐up testing revealed that 85% of fisher carcasses recovered by two research projects in the previous three… 
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