Occurs in a wide variety of habitats from closed forests to open shrub tundra and from sea level to high elevations (MacDonald and Cook 2007). Prefers coniferous and mixed forests; also inhabits riparian zones, grasslands, shrublands, and deserts in some parts of the range. May shelter in dense conifers in winter (NatureServe 2007b).
MacDonald, S.O. and J.A. Cook. 2007. Mammals and amphibians of Southeast Alaska. The Museum of Southwestern Biology, Special publication 8:1-191. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
NatureServe. 2007b. NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. Version 6.2. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Available http://www.natureserve.org/explorer.