California Marks the Return of the Red Fox to the Sierra Nevada Mountains
February 4, 2023
After a 90 year absence the Sierra Nevada Red Fox has been detected in the Southern Sierra Nevada mountains. This according to the Dalifornia Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), which posted the news on Facebook.
"The Sierra Nevada red fox which historically inhabited the upper elevations of the Sierra Nevada and Cascades in California and Oregon, has been detected near Taboose Pass, on the eastern boundary of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park – a first for that region since the 1930s.
"The state and federally endangered Sierra Nevada red fox was thought to no longer exist in the Sierra Nevada range until a small population was discovered at Sonora Pass in 2010.
"California Department of Fish and Wildlife staff recently detected Sierra Nevada Red Fox on 4 occasions at 3 survey cameras east of the John Muir Trail between 11,400 and 12,000 ft."