Delmarva Fox Squirrel Recovery and Species Restoration in Sussex County


During 2022, Delmarva fox squirrels have been relocated to 3 new home areas in Sussex County – Assawoman Wildlife Area, Redden State Forest and Trap Pond State Park. Two other areas with Delmarva fox squirrel populations are Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge and the Nanticoke Wildlife Area. DNREC began translocating Delmarva fox squirrels captured from…

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More Delmarva Fox Squirrels Relocate To Sussex Co.

Delmarva Fox Squirrels are moving into new habitat in Sussex County to bolster the species’ numbers in Delaware (photo courtesy of Delaware Department of Natural Resources)

Redden State Forest is now home to four Delmarva fox squirrels. Two males and two females of the rare species were relocated from Maryland to the Delaware Forest Service Headquarters Tract as part of a management program. The Fox Squirrel was removed from the federal endangered species list in 2015, and while now abundant on…

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Squirrel! Delmarva Fox Squirrel Populations To Be ‘Translocated’

A Delmarva Fox Squirrel (image courtesy of DNREC)

Delmarva fox squirrels are going to find a new home in Delaware. The Department of Natural Resources says some of the once-endangered squirrels, found abundantly on the Maryland Eastern Shore but still relatively rare in southern Delaware, will be ‘trans-located’ from their Maryland population center to suitable habitats in The First State. Squirrels captured in…

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