At the species level, occupies a variety of habitat types, especially forest, woodland, and shrub habitats (Guthrie 1968, Kessel et al. 1982, MacDonald 1980, West 1974, West 1979). Dry tundra and alpine, damp forest floor in northern spruce forests and taiga (NatureServe 2007b).
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MacDonald, S. O. 1980. Habitats of small mammals and birds: Evaluating the effects of agricultural development in the Delta Junction area, Alaska. Unpublished report for the State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Lands and Water Management, Fairbanks.
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West, S. D. 1974. Post-burn population response of the northern red-backed vole Clethreonomys rutilus, in Interior Alaska. Unpublished thesis. University of Alaska Fairbanks.
West, S. D. 1979. Habitat responses of microtine rodents to central Alaskan forest succession. Unpublished dissertation. University of California, Berkeley.