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Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Participates in Delmarva Peninsula Fox Squirrel Atlas Project
Northeast Region, September 15, 2010
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The Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel was historically found throughout the Delmarva Peninsula, southeastern Pennsylvania, and possibly southern New Jersey.  However, this species was listed as federally endangered in 1967 due to severe reduction in its distribution.  This reduction in distribution is primarily attributed to habitat loss.  As part of the recovery process, Blackwater NWR is participating in a species distribution mapping project lead by the Chesapeake Bay Field Office.  This distribution mapping project, similar to the popular 'Breeding Bird Atlas', will greatly improve our knowledge of the current distribution of this species as well as improve the quality of science used to help this species toward recovery.  Staff from Blackwater NWR are surveying refuge habitats as well as potential habitat in surrounding Dorchester and Talbot counties. 

 

Contact Info: Matt Whitbeck, 410-228-2692 x115, matt_whitbeck@fws.gov



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