Species Code: MUVI
Breeding Range Map
Minks are common along most streams, rivers, lakes, ditches, coastal shoreline and bays, in swamps and marshes, and in the surrounding forests and meadows of these wetland habitats from sea level up to the alpine zones. They are found in the Columbia Basin more tightly restricted to waterways because of the drier conditions.
It is found in all zones except Alpine/Parkland. All zones except Steppe, Mountain Hemlock, and Sub-alpine Fir were core. Good habitat in all zones in its range were water/wetlands, including estuaries and beaches.
The Mink, like the River Otter, is closely associated with water, but the Mink can use smaller rivers and wetlands.
Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Mammal Volume by Dave Lester
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