GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

Hoary Marmot (Marmota caligata)

Species Code: MACA

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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 Washington in the Cascades and the extreme northeast. Usually above treeline where rock slides or loose boulder piles occur next to moist meadows or other lush herbaceous vegetation. Sometimes found in similar conditions below sub-alpine.

The Alpine/Parkland zone was core. Mountain Hemlock and Sub-alpine Fir zones were peripheral. Good habitats were non-forested, except for clear cuts in the peripheral zones and hardwood forests. May be found in suitable microhabitats in mixed and coniferous forests.

Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Mammal Volume by Dave Lester
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