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

Virginia Project

Using the Sentinel Virginia Northern Flying Squirrel to Guide Red Spruce Restoration for Climate Resiliency in the Central Appalachians

September 2023 - December 2026


Participating Agencies


As a high-elevation keystone species, using the northern flying squirrel to guide red spruce restoration in the Central Appalachians will be an efficient and meaningful approach to promote forest recovery and climate-resistance in the region.