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Habitat Suitability Index Models: Snowshoe hare

September 14, 2007

A review and synthesis of existing information were used to develop a Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) model for the Snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus). The model consolidates habitat use information into a framework appropriate for field application, and is scaled to produce an index between 0.0 (unsuitable habitat) to 1.0 (optimum habitat). HSI models are designed to be used with Habitat Evaluation Procedures previously developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1985
Title Habitat Suitability Index Models: Snowshoe hare
Authors Raymond G. Carreker
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Series Title FWS/OBS
Series Number 82/10.101
Index ID fwsobs82_10_101
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization U.S. Geological Survey