GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus)

Species Code: PEMA

Click to enlarge Range map

= 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.

Click to enlarge distribution map

Map with historical museum records

Other maps & Information:
  • NatureMapping observations
    throughout the year

Metadata (Data about data or how the map was made)

The Deer Mouse occurs in almost all habitats in the state. In the western part of the state, it does best in dry, open forest in the Puget Trough. It is the only deer mouse on the islands of Puget Sound. It becomes less common the wetter and more closed the canopy of the environment. It can be found from sea level to as high as 7000 feet on Mount Adams.

Core areas in all zones east of the Cascade crest except Interior Western Hemlock. West of the crest, core in Puget Sound Douglas-fir, the Cowlitz River, and Willamette Valley zones. In core zones, all habitats were good except high-density development and bare ground.

Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Mammal Volume by Dave Lester
Webpage designed by Dave Lester