GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus)

Species Code: LEAM

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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

Other maps & Information:
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    throughout the year

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

Ranges from sea level to the upper edges of sub-alpine primarily in coniferous forests of all types and densities. Also found in hardwood forests, hardwood riverbank growth, and thickets with no forest canopy. Not found in open areas.

Found statewide in forested zones, with all forested zones core area except Ponderosa Pine and Oak. Ponderosa Pine, Oak, Alpine/Parkland, and steppe zones on the forest margins were peripheral. Good habitat in the core zones were coniferous and mixed forests.

Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Mammal Volume by Dave Lester
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