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15 Appendix II: Species Priority List Species Priority List Tracking priority for this study in descending order Level 1 Wolverine Fisher Lynx Wolf Marten Grizzly Bear Cougar Mountain Goat Level 2 Elk Mule Deer Mountain Red Fox Level 3 Black Bear Bobcat Coyote Raccoon River Otter Beaver Any other wild mammals larger than a snowshoe hare encountered in the field Do Not Record Snowshoe hare and smaller animals KEY Level 1 species should be trailed wherever possible. In the case of the top 5 species (wolverine, fisher, lynx, wolf and marten), these can be trailed even before a transect is completed because they are critical rare species. Level 2 species should be trailed in the absence of Level 1 species, after completing the outward leg of your transect and where time is available. Level 3 species should only be trailed if there are no Level 1 or Level 2 species present on the transect.

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