GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

Ermine (Mustela erminea)

Species Code: MUER

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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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Map with historical museum records

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    throughout the year

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

Ermines are found in all of Washington's forested zones from sea level to alpine and in most habitats. Their greatest density occurs in coniferous forests. They are absent from all of the steppe zones of the east side.

Core zones included all forest zones except the dry ones and Alpine/Parkland. In core zones, all habitats were good except bare ground and medium to high density development. In the Palouse, water/wetlands and forests were good habitat.

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