Species Code: LETO
Breeding Range Map
Occurs in much the same range as the Black-tailed Jack Rabbit but it prefers bunchgrass and also more open habitat. Agriculture and overgrazing have eliminated much of the bunchgrass and so its numbers are diminished. Goes up into the Okanogan drainage into Canada.
All steppe zones within the range were core areas except the Central Arid Steppe which was peripheral. In steppe zones, non-forested habitats were good. Ponderosa and Oak zones at the edges of the steppe were peripheral. In those two zones, good habitat included only sparsely vegetated cover, grassland, and tree savannas.
Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Mammal Volume by Dave Lester
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