Inhabit very wide variety of habitats at various elevations. In Southeast Alaska, favor the forest beach edge and have been observed high in large spruce and hemlock trees (MacDonald and Cook 2007). Also a common inhabitant of old-growth riparian and upland forests in southeastern Alaska. At lower elevations, often associated with edge vegetation, along logging roads, or around the periphery of small islands. They appear to avoid closed-canopy forested habitats. Fond of buildings, especially during winter (Smith and Nichols 2004).
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.
Smith, W. P. and J. V. Nichols. 2004. Demography of two endemic forest-floor mammals of southeastern Alaskan temperate rain forest. Journal of Mammalogy 85:540-551.