Species Name: Synaptomys cooperi
Species Distribution in Massachusetts
Federal Rank: None
Massachusetts State Rank: Special Concern
Highly variable, comprised of bogs, especially with sphagnum, sedge meadows in old-growth forest, clear-cuts in forests, open grasslands, orchards, post-fire successional communities, and even cornfields.
Threats to Survival
Destruction of habitat.
Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival
Protection of woodland vernal pools with understory, sedge meadows, and wooded wetland type habitats.