Northeast Region
Conserving the Nature of America


Post-Delisting Monitoring Plan for
the West Virginia Northern Flying Squirrel

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Post-Delisting Monitoring Plan for the West Virginia Northern Flying Squirrel
Figure 1. Capture locations (1985-2006) and current distribution of predicted West Virginia northern flying squirrel habitat, in West Virginia and Virginia. See text for details.

Figure 2. Patch sizes of West Virginia northern flying squirrel habitat on the Monongahela National Forest, based on the Forest's suitable habitat model.

Figure 3. Number of sites where West Virginia northern flying squirrels have been detected, classified by the detection span (defined as the time period from the first observation to the last) between 1941 and 2006.

Figure 4. Core areas of West Virginia northern flying squirrel habitat in the Allegheny Highlands region.


Table 1. Persistence of West Virginia northern flying squirrels by geographical zones and habitat quality classifications between 1985 and 2006.

Table 2. Land area by county and total forest land within the seven counties in West Virginia where the West Virginia northern flying squirrel occurs, 2000.

Table 3. Key habitat management components for the West Virginia northern flying squirrel that will be reviewed for implementation during the post-delisting monitoring period.

Table 4. Targeted sites by monitoring period

Table 5. Estimated cost of post-delisting monitoring for the West Virginia northern flying squirrel.


Appendix 1. Participant roles in implementing the Post-Delisting Monitoring Plan for the West Virginia northern flying squirrel.

Appendix 2. Criteria for judging persistence of West Virginia northern flying squirrel monitoring sites.

Appendix 3. Recommended procedures for trapping, handling, and use of nest boxes for Glaucomys sabrinus (source: Service 2001).

Appendix 4. Flying squirrel capture form.

Appendix 5. Response to comments on the draft post-delisting monitoring plan for the West Virginia northern flying squirrel.

 

Last updated: December 28, 2011