A conference underway today in Phoenix aims to make cities more generous to their ecosystems.
Endangered Red Squirrel Population Increases By 59 Squirrels
Arizona Game and Fish says it is very encouraged after completing its annual count of the endangered
“Small mammals like that, rodents especially, have large population fluctuations and it depends vastly on their resources and so we feel that the number probably bumped up because of a better cone crop for the last two years,” Lambert said.
She says the estimate of 272 squirrels is right in the normal range, of between 200 and 300 squirrels. She says the high of 550, in the late 1990’s, was extremely high.