Vivian, some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC)

US Fish and Wildlife Service Kenai Wildlife Refuge Snowshoe Hare dataset published

USGS recently published a U.S. Fish and Wildlife dataset about densities of snowshoe hares (Lepus americanus Erxleben, 1777) based on pellet counts, which were measured over time to document cyclic changes in hare abundance within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Pellet counts were conducted annually on 5 grids of 49 1 m2 permanent pellet plots. All pellets within the 1 m2 plot were counted and removed. Pellet counts were averaged annually for each grid as an index of snowshoe hare abundance.

For more details about this study, visit