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

Virginia Project

Refining Survey Efforts and Distributional Modeling for the Endangered Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel

September 2014 - December 2022


Participating Agencies

  • USFWS Asheville Field Office
  • North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service North Carolina Field Office

Data from radio-telemetry, camera-surveys, acoustic surveys and nest-box surveys are being used to refine predictive habitat and occupancy models for the endangered Carolina northern flying squirrel which occurs in the highly imperiled spruce-fir ecosystems of the Southern Appalachians.