Montana Public Radio

Ferret recovery is tricky. Is it worth it?

Nov 15, 2013

State wildlife commissioners have approved the release of up to 20 black-footed ferrets in central Montana to prevent the loss of a struggling population of the highly-endangered prairie animal.

         Montana  Fish, Wildlife and Parks non-game wildlife management bureau chief, Lauri Hanauska-Brown says this will allow federal biologists to release the animals onto the UL Bend National Wildlife Refuge by the weekend.

Credit U.S Fish and Wildlife Service

In this evening's feature interview, Hanauska-Brown explains to Edward O'Brien why it's proving so tricky to re-establish the Blackfooted Ferret in Montana.