1998 to fewer than 1,000 today.

Fire suppression is the primary reason for the loss of habitat because
it allows forests to spread into meadows where the species lives,
said. But other threats include land conversion, agricultural and
residential development and loss of open corridors between remaining
Idaho already recognizes the squirrel as a species of concern. Fish
Wildlife is working with Idaho Fish and Game, the U.S. Forest Service
and a private landowner to protect the species.*

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