Species Code: SPGR
Breeding Range Map
The Spotted Skunk is found in a wide variety of habitats in the lowlands of Washington, including coastal forest, farmlands, thickets, brushy places, and riparian areas. It is found from sea level up to 2000 feet in the Olympics and 3000 feet in the Cascades. In southeastern Washington, it lives in rocky places as well as riverside thickets of willow or cottonwood up to 2000 or 2500 feet.
Core areas included the low-elevation west-side zones up to and including the Western Hemlock zone, and the steppe and low elevation forest zones of southeastern Washington. Good habitats on the west side include water/wetlands (except estuaries), non-forested and forested. On the east side, water/wetlands, irrigated fields, hardwood forest, and mixed forest are good habitat. In the steppe, conifer forest is good habitat because it is associated with river canyons.
Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Mammal Volume by Dave Lester
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