Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Virginia
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Virginia Project

Distribution and Ecology of the Eastern Spotted Skunk

July 2013 - December 2019


Participating Agencies

  • Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Rare throughout the Appalachians, the eastern spotted skunk is currently being surveyed for distribution, habitat use and genetic status in Virginia and West Virginia. Cooperators include Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources U.S. Forest Service, the Virginia Master Naturalist Program and Wintergreen Resort.

Research Publications Publication Date
Thorne, E.D., C. Waggy, M. J. Kelly, D.S. Jachowski and W.M. Ford. 2017. Habitat Associations of Eastern Spotted Skunks in the Central and Southern Appalachians. Journal of Wildlife Management 81:1042–1050 July 2017