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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Koprowski Lab successfully using non-invasive methods to study and monitor San Bernardino Flying Squirrels

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Koprowski Conservation Research Laboratory has begun a collaborative research project with the San Bernardino National Forest to study San Bernardino flying squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus californicus), an isolated subspecies of northern flying squirrel and potential candidate for listing under the Endangered Species Act.  The KCRL has successfully implemented non-invasive sampling techniques, including camera traps and hair tubes, to learn about the basic ecology of San Bernardino flying squirrels and their response to recent fire.  

Trail camera images of San Bernardino flying squirrels investigating hair tubes are shown below: