GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

Cascade Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus saturatus)

Species Code: SPSA

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= Core Habitat
= Marginal Habitat

Breeding Range Map
The green area shows the predicted habitats for breeding only. The habitats were identified using 1991 satellite imagery, other datasets and experts throughout the state, as part of the Washington Gap Analysis Project.

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Occurs in open Ponderosa Pine forests up to treeline wherever rock outcrops or talus slopes provide adequate cover and warming sun. Usually absent from unforested valley floors and riparian woodlands. Found in logging cuts in drier forests, but generally absent from logging cuts on the west slope of the Cascades. Absent from most of the west slope of the Cascades due to heavy timber, but common on Mount St. Helens, Mount Rainier, and Mount Baker.

Core zones were Alpine/Parkland, Sub-alpine Fir, Mountain Hemlock, Interior Western Hemlock, Grand Fir, Douglas Fir, Lava Flows, and Ponderosa Pine.

Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Mammal Volume by Dave Lester
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