White-tailed Jackrabbit

Photo Credit: Tom Koerner, US Fish and Wildlife Service


  • Species Common Name White-tailed Jackrabbit
  • Species Scientific Name Lepus townsendii
  • State Listing Status Sensitive


Special needs

White-tailed jackrabbits are found in bunchgrass grasslands.

Limiting factors

Loss and degradation of preferred grassland habitat, including shrub encroachment, are the main reasons for population declines.

Conservation actions

Investigate species-specific habitat requirements and use these to guide management actions.