American Marten

Photo Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


  • Species Common Name American Marten
  • Species Scientific Name Martes americana
  • State Listing Status Sensitive


    Special needs

    American martens are closely associated with late-successional, mixed conifer forests with multi-layer stands. They may be found in other forest types, provided there is a high density of snags and logs for denning and foraging.

    Limiting factors

    American martens can have low survival rates in fragmented forests.

    Conservation actions

    Maintain currently occupied habitat. Minimize forest fragmentation around core sites. Restore habitat to increase and reconnect suitable habitat patches in the vicinity of the known population. Restore functional landscape connectivity to enable recolonization. Gather information to address data gaps.