Species Code: MEMEP
Breeding Range Map
The Striped Skunk is found in lowlands throughout Washington, preferring relatively open country such as logged lands, old fields, open woods, brushy grassland, forest edges, riparian corridors, and agricultural areas. Wanders onto beaches at low tide eating stranded animals. Found up to about 2000 feet on the west side of the state. Not known from any of the islands.
Core zones include all low elevation forest zones and the steppe zones. Good habitat in forested zones are low- and medium-density development, agriculture, water/wetlands, and hardwood forest. The steppe zones are similar except that non-forested and non-irrigated agriculture are excluded and all forest (usually along a river in steppe zones) is good habitat.
Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Mammal Volume by Dave Lester
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