Occur in a wide variety of forest and tundra habitats, but favors meadows, marshes, and riparian areas (MacDonald and Cook 2009). May occupy open forests, cultivated areas, alpine and grassy meadows, scrub, steppe and semi-deserts, coastal dunes. Snow cover is not an obstacle. Avoids dense forests and sandy deserts (NatureServe 2007b).
MacDonald, S. O. and J. A. Cook. 2009. Recent Mammals of Alaska. University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks, AK.
NatureServe. 2007b. NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. Version 6.2. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Available http://www.natureserve.org/explorer.