GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

White-tailed Jack Rabbit (Lepus townsendii)

Species Code: LETO

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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:
  • NatureMapping observations
    throughout the year

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

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
Webpage designed by Dave Lester