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Guard forests, protect fishers

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From page A6 | March 07, 2012 |

Fishers are mammals that look like minks but are bigger. They have a brownish-black coat, but sometimes lighter. I am concerned about the fishers, which live in forests, because forest thinning may kill them.

Forest thinning is done to prevent forest fires. Fishers make their dens in trees, so when they cut down their tree, the adult and baby fishers die. They are important because the method of nature makes one animal eat another animal. If the fishers don’t eat their prey, their prey may become overpopulated and die. Then the animals that their prey eat may overpopulate and die.

If no fishers existed, the animals that eat fishers would have to eat something else.

If you would like to help with this problem, you can use less fire when you go camping. That way, it would be less likely to start a forest fire. Then forest thinning would not be needed. You could also help by educating people about this problem and by donating money to a nonprofit organization that supports fishers.

Joshua Lubin

Age 10, Davis

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