Species Code: PHIN
Breeding Range Map
The Heather Vole is most abundant in the Hudsonian (sub-alpine) forests, krummholz, and moist alpine meadows. Occurs in smaller numbers through lower forests in wet situations or dry sites next to small streams. At all elevations it is usually associated with low scattered evergreen shrubs or herbs. The lower elevation range limit varies with location but the higher limit is the permanent snow line.
Generally speaking, core zones were Western Hemlock and above. In the Blue Mountains, Sub-alpine Fir and High Open Forest were core. In all zones, water/wetlands, non-forested, and forest were good habitats.
Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Mammal Volume by Dave Lester
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