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Red-Tailed Chipmunk


Illustration of a Red-tailed ChipmunkCurrent plans for Waterton Lakes National Park, where most of the Alberta population of Red-Tailed Chipmunks reside, include monitoring the Chipmunks every five years, although there are no plans for intensive study of this species.

Most of this chipmunk's  range in Alberta is currently protected.  Recent surveys in Waterton Lakes National Park suggest that this population is not in decline.  So little is known about sized and trends of Red-tailed Chipmunk populations in the province that conclusions about their persistence should be treated cautiously.  Nevertheless, it is unlikely that this particular chipmunk is in immediate danger of extirpation in Alberta.

Reprinted from Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 19 (1999), with permission from Alberta Sustainable Resource Development.

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