Snowshoe Hare was selected as a representative species for the Designing Sustainable Landscapes project at the Northern workshop of the North Atlantic LCC (https://scholarworks.umass.edu/designing_sustainable_landscapes/). The habitat clusters (ecological systems) and associated wildlife species that it represents generally comprise of the boreal and mixed forests of northern New England and at the highest elevations of the Appalachian mountain range. The Landscape Capability (LC) index integrates habitat capability and climate suitability into a single index that reflects the relative capacity of a site to support the species.
DeLuca, William V., "Designing Sustainable Landscapes: Representative Species Model: Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus)" (2016). Data and Datasets. 84.