Current 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.
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
with permission from Alberta
Sustainable Resource Development.