GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

Wolverine (Gulo gulo)

Species Code: GUGU

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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)

Wolverines are generally most common in sub-alpine and alpine zones in Washington. It occurs in the Cascades and northeastern Washington. During winter, it sometimes descends into mountain valleys (still within the snow zone) where large game are plentiful for food.

The large area over which the Wolverine occurs is not indicative of a large population. It is a low density species that ranges over a wide area. In this state, it is recovering from near total extinction, and its population is unknown but certainly very low.

Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Mammal Volume by Dave Lester
Webpage designed by Dave Lester