Wyoming Ground Squirrel (Urocitellus elegans) Conservation Status Review
Review Date = 09/26/2018
ScoreF - 20,000-200,000 km squared (about 8,000-80,000 square miles)
Comment33,334 square Kilometers from Natural Heritage Program range maps
ScoreU - Unknown. Long-term trend in population, range, area occupied, or number or condition of occurrences unknown
CommentNot enough information exists on the distribution, habitat associations, or population or occupancy indices to assess long term trend
ScoreU - Unknown. Short-term trend in population, range, area occupied, and number and condition of occurrences unknown.
CommentNo data on trends available
ScoreU - Unknown. The available information is not sufficient to assign degree of threat as above. (Severity, scope, and immediacy are all unknown, or mostly [two of three] unknown or not assessed [null].)
CommentUnknown. Habitat destruction and direct persecution may threaten local occurrence, but assessment of these factors is not possible due to lack of data.
ScoreC - Not Intrinsically Vulnerable. Species matures quickly, reproduces frequently, and/or has high fecundity such that populations recover quickly (< 5 years or 2 generations) from decreases in abundance; or species has high dispersal capability such that extirpated populations soon become reestablished through natural recolonization (unaided by humans).
CommentSpecies can produce up to 11 young per year and has moderate dispersal capabilities.
ScoreC - Moderate. Generalist. Broad-scale or diverse (general) habitat(s) or other abiotic and/or biotic factors are used or required by the species but some key requirements are scarce in the generalized range of the species within the area of interest.
CommentFound in a diversity of habitat types, but restricted in distribution to the southwestern corner of the state
Raw Conservation Status Score
3.5 + 0 (geographic distribution) + 0 (environmental specificity) + 0 ( trend) + 0 (intrinsic vulnerability) = 3.5