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  American Marten - WDNR
The American marten is sometimes referred to as a pine marten due to the similarities shared with their European pine marten relatives.
American martens have long, bushy tails that are one-third of their total length.
American martens are mostly carnivorous, but at certain times of the year feed extensively on wild fruits.
www.dnr.state.wi.us /org/land/er/factsheets/mammals/Marten.htm   (1873 words)

  Baseline and initial monitoring assessment of Martes americana, the Pine Marten, at Heavenly Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe
The American Marten, Martes americana, is endemic to and found throughout North America in coniferous dominated montane forests (Ruggiero et al., 1993; Spencer et al., 1983).
Impacts to marten at ski resorts are unknown from both individual animal and population perspectives.
The objective of this project is to document continued marten occurrence at Heavenly and to provide an initial analysis of the status of marten and quantify their use of the resort landscape compared to adjacent undeveloped forested lands.
www.dees.dri.edu /Projects/cablk_marten.htm   (736 words)

 Marten Wild Things Unlimited Rare Carnivores
The straddle is 3 to 4.5 inches and the stride of a marten averages around 20 inches, with the 2 X 2 bounding pattern typical of the weasel family.
Martens are pretty solitary animals except during the breeding season when plantar glands on their hind feet increase secretions and a fl, tarry substance of unknown origin signal their intent to mate.
Martens are highly inquisitive, and are known for their habit of investigating anything new in their territories.
home.mcn.net /~wtu/marten.html   (547 words)

 American Marten: Nature Snapshots from Minnesota DNR: Minnesota DNR
The American (or pine) marten is a predator (meat eater) species that belongs to the weasel family.
Martens were once thought to live only in old conifer (evergreen) forests.
Martens often visit bird feeders during winter to hunt the birds that visit the feeders.
www.dnr.state.mn.us /snapshots/mammals/americanmarten.html   (383 words)

 Pine Marten
The American marten, or pine marten, is a medium-sized member of the weasel family (the mustelids).
Pine martens are found in the Scottish Highlands and Grampian, with isolated populations in southern Scotland.
The American marten is an arboreal member of the weasel family of mammals.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/marten.htm   (743 words)

 State of the Greater Fundy Ecosystem - American Marten
Marten, however, seem to be flexible in their use of habitat as they are also found in habitat types other than mature conifer, such as mixed forests (Soutiere, 1979; Steventon and Major, 1982; Katnik, 1992).
As Marten travel seems to be influenced by a search for prey and a requirement for protective overhead cover (Hargis and McCullough, 1984), track patterns in the snow may serve as valuable indicators of such activities.
Marten were, in fact, found to direct their course toward these structures on several occasions, and most frequently toward woody debris.
www.unbf.ca /forestry/centers/cwru/soe/marten.htm   (1895 words)

 NTA - Marten
American marten are sometimes confused with the European pine marten and the Russian sable, both of which are different species of martens.
Marten mate in July in most regions and the gestation period varies from 220 to 275 days because implantation is delayed.
Marten use the same type of habitat required by red squirrels and red squirrels appear to be an important part of the winter diet of marten in many areas.
www.nationaltrappers.com /marten.html   (1187 words)

 marten - Search Results - MSN Encarta
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ca.encarta.msn.com /marten.html   (99 words)

 marten. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The American marten, Martes americana, also called American pine marten and American, or Hudson Bay, sable, is from 20 to 25 in.
Similar to the American marten are the European pine marten, M.
Martens are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Carnivora, family Mustelidae.
www.bartleby.com /65/ma/marten.html   (276 words)

 marten - HighBeam Encyclopedia
Martens are larger, heavier-bodied animals than weasels, with thick fur and bushy tails.
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www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-marten.html   (398 words)

 Marten - Colorado Division of Wildlife
Description: The Marten (often called the pine marten or American marten) is a weasel that lives in trees.
Martens are brown, right to the tip of the tail, and a pale yellowish brown beneath.
Martens are mostly nocturnal, but when they are hungry they are active day or night.
wildlife.state.co.us /WildlifeSpecies/Profiles/Mammals/Marten.htm   (270 words)

 American Marten   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The Newfoundland population (Martes americana atrata) is a larger, darker subspecies of the American marten.
The Newfoundland population of the American marten was once found throughout the island of Newfoundland, but now occurs only in small pockets of suitable mature forest habitat, primarily in the western part of the island.
The American marten's habitat is protected and individuals are protected against such activities as harassment, capture, trade, and killing by the Newfoundland government, to the point where a minimum viable population can be maintained.
www.gis.net /~surtsey/mcdade/americanmarten.html   (2094 words)

 Pine Marten Research June
American marten are traditionally associated with mature conifer forests characterized by an abundance of coarse woody debris including snags, stumps and logs, and dense overstory.
American marten range in color from yellow to dark fl or brown, have light patches on their ears and a long bushy tail.
This suggests that “for a 1-kg animal, martens are slow to recover from population-level impacts (Buskirk and Ruggiero, 1994).” The marten’s mortality in the weaning period may reduce the potential for her kit’s survival.
www.wmrs.edu /siper-2002/STF_MAY/PINE_MRTN.HTM   (3979 words)

 American Martens - Small Animals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Martens are thought to be the indicators of the maturity of the forest and are an important aspect in managing forestry activity.
American Martens are spread throughout the northern parts of the United States and Canada.
American Martens are known to be the proprietors of the same territory for a week or more.
www.american-marten.com   (610 words)

 American Marten
The young are born and raised in grass-lined nests in hollow trees or in cavities in rocks.
Though considered tree dwellers, martens, in fact, spend considerable time on the ground, and are also excellent swimmers.
Martens also eat a variety of fruits and berries in summer, insects, and some carrion.
www.nature.ca /notebooks/english/marten.htm   (141 words)

 Canadian Biodiversity: Species: Mammals: American Marten   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Martens are denizens of the coniferous forest, preferring the year-round cover which is provided by evergreens.
Martens are solitary animals which avoid each other as much as possible, traveling in pairs only as mother and child.
Martens are economically important furbearers and have a relatively desirable coat.
www.canadianbiodiversity.mcgill.ca /english/species/mammals/mammalpages/mar_ame.htm   (120 words)

 NRDC: Wildlife Species and Their Habitat: The Adverse Impacts of Logging
The impact of forest fuel reduction on primary marten prey was studied in lodgepole pine and mixed-conifer stands in northeastern Oregon.
The authors radiotracked marten to evaluate the impact of logging and forest fragmentation on marten populations in a commercial forest in Maine.
Marten were radiotracked in a Maine preserve to investigate their use of different forest types on the stand scale (mature coniferous, deciduous, or mixed forest).
www.nrdc.org /land/forests/eotrsupp.asp   (13365 words)

 American Marten Back in Nova Scotia
The American marten was once present in all of the Atlantic provinces.
Marten are generally believed to be solitary animals except during mating season.
Twenty-five marten were released and to date, through radio-telemetry and winter tracking, 19 have been located in the park and surrounding area.
www.gov.ns.ca /natr/wildlife/conserva/11-03-9.htm   (1005 words)

Approximately 10 different species of marten are found in Europe, Asia, and North America, and range in length from 16 to 14 inches (40 to 100 cm).
The pine marten and the beech marten are European breeds who hunt squirrels and other rodents, rabbits, and birds.
The most popular known American marten is the pine marten or the American sable.
www.animalweb.com /animalworld/pages/marten.asp   (175 words)

 American Marten - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The American Marten (Martes americana) is a North American marten sometimes also called the Pine Marten, even though it is a separate species from the European Pine Marten.
The fur of the American Marten is shiny and luxuriant, resembling that of the closely related sable.
At the turn of the twentieth century, the American Marten population was depleted due to fur trapping.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_Marten   (525 words)

 Newfoundland Marten
The marten is referred to in published literature as american marten (martes americana).
The Newfoundland marten is considered a subspecies, martes americana atrata, of the marten found elsewhere throughout North America.
During the early 1900s marten were reported to exist in most of the boreal forest of central and western Newfoundland.
www.vmunix.com /~lmayo   (215 words)

 American Marten (Martes americana) - Old Growth Species   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The American Marten, (Martes americana), is a carnivores mammal, about the size of a house cat that lives in mature, dense conifer forests or mixed conifer-hardwood forests with woody debris on the forest floor.
While the amount of undisturbed forest is continually diminishing, the young-growth forests do not support a viable marten population as the original forest did.
Furthermore, based upon the elevational ranges suitable for marten in the Sierra Nevada, the overwhelming majority of potential marten habitat in California is contained within the eleven National Forests covered by the Framework plan.
www.sierracampaign.org /AmericanMarten.html   (248 words)

 American Marten
Sometimes called the American Marten or the Pine Marten, this member of the weasel family is typical with a long, slender body and pointed face, beautiful, silky fur and a long bushy tail.
In the late 1800's the marten was abundant in the United States, but a tendency toward curiosity that exposes it to easy trapping led to its rapid decline.
For many years the marten was thought to be a primary predator on red squirrels and that they foraged mainly in trees.
imnh.isu.edu /digitalatlas/bio/mammal/Carn/muste/ammr/marten.htm   (773 words)

 American marten (Martes americana)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The marten feeds on squirrels, rabbits, birds, mice, eggs, berries, seeds and honey.
Generally the marten has a larger track and in winter the feet are covered in hair which obscures the five toe pads.
The trail of the marten will show the over-lapping of the front and hind feet and while running a series of four prints in a rough line, a space then the series of four prints is characteristic.
home.earthlink.net /~kalpjw/YukonJournal/marten.html   (370 words)

 North American Mammals: Martes americana
American martens are widely distributed in northern forests across Canada and into Alaska.
Smaller than the fisher and larger than the ermine, martens are omnivores, including insects, fruits, and seeds as well as birds and small-to-medium-sized mammals in their diet.
Martens most frequently hunt on the ground, but they are capable climbers, and will pursue red squirrels in trees.
www.mnh.si.edu /mna/image_info.cfm?species_id=153   (97 words)

 BBC - Science & Nature - Wildfacts - American marten
Martens are agile and graceful members of the weasel family with long slender bodies and tails, and thick fur.
The American marten has rich chocolaty fur with a small, pale bib on the throat.
Martens are very agile and leap from branch to branch through the trees, marking their common pathways with scent.
www.bbc.co.uk /nature/wildfacts/factfiles/596.shtml   (212 words)

 Mammals at the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity
American martens (Martes Americana) are small, rare members of the weasel family often confused with two other weasels: (Martens pennanti) and stone martens (Martens foina).
Stone martens are non-native species and are also about the size of the male pine marten.
Marten are rather solitary creatures except during the mating season.
www.uwgb.edu /BIODIVERSITY/biota/mammals/martens   (241 words)

 DNR - American Marten (Martes americana)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
According to records, the American marten was eliminated from Michigan around the 1930s.
Martens are frequently becoming a part of the outdoor experience in Michigan with more and more encounters reported by hikers, campers, trappers, and hunters.
Once gone, the martens have returned home due to the efforts of many private organizations and agencies, but especially due to the support given by the donations of Michigan's taxpayers to the nongame income tax checkoff.
www.michigan.gov /dnr/0,1607,7-153-10370_12145_12205-32984--,00.html   (282 words)

 American Marten (Martes americana)
The American Marten was first reported by Turton, 1806.
The American Marten is found in (but not necessarily limited to) the United States of America.
The American Marten is able to run fast for small distances, like most Carnivora.
www.unitedstatesfauna.com /americanmarten.php   (164 words)

 The Newfoundland Marten
Newfoundland Marten, are a genetically distinct population of the more widely distributed American Marten, Martes Americana Atrata.
The Newfoundland Marten is one of only fourteen native land mammals on this island.
The population of marten on the island of Newfoundland was declared endangered by COSEWIC (The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada) in 1996.
www.newfoundlandmarten.com   (102 words)

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