Action timeline

August 24, 2010 – The Center petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the San Bernardino flying squirrel under the Endangered Species Act, primarily due to the threat of global warming.

July 12, 2011 – The Center reached a landmark agreement with the Fish and Wildlife Service compelling the agency to move forward in the protection process for 757 species, including the San Bernardino northern flying squirrel.

January 31, 2012 – In response to our petition and following our agreement, the Service issued an initial positive decision to protect the San Bernardino flying squirrel under the Endangered Species Act due to threats from climate change and habitat destruction. 

Photo of San Bernardino flying squirrel by Darleen Ortlieb Frechen