The red-tailed chipmunk is classified as Sensitive in the current General Status of Alberta Wild Species report.
Also see the Status of the red-tailed chipmunk in Alberta report at:
In a subsequent detailed status assessment, Alberta's Endangered Species Conservation Committee identified the red-tailed
chipmunk as Not at Risk. See information on the Endangered Species Conservation Committee and Species of Special Concern
- Population size and trend unknown.
- Population extremely localized in Waterton-West Castle area and is vulnerable to habitat loss.
- Fire suppression may degrade habitat in the long-term.
- Current plans for Waterton Lakes National Park include monitoring red-tailed chipmunks every five years, although there
are no plans for intensive study of this species.
- No other management or research activities focusing on red-tailed chipmunks have occurred, or are planned, in Alberta.
Updated: May 13, 2010