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The Carolina northern flying squirrel is a relict animal of the last ice age now living in the Southern Appalachians. Because of its rarity and association with declining high-elevation coniferous trees, this animal is now an endangered species and recovery efforts are being explored.
Christine Kelly, a wildlife diversity biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, is one of nine nationwide recipients of a 2011 Recovery Champion Award given by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for outstanding efforts to preserve endangered species. Kelly was honored for her work with the Northern flying squirrel which is found only in small groups in the state's highest mountains.