IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Montane Shrews are among the most common shrews, and do well in a variety of moist habitats: thick, grassy areas near streams or rivers; meadows; thickets of willow and alder; spruce-fir forests; and alpine tundra. They are dietary generalists, eating insects, earthworms, and other invertebrates. Females can have two litters a year, usually of 5 or 6 young. The Montane Shrew may occur with as many as four other species of shrews, and except for the water shrew, it is usually the largest shrew where it is found. Normally, Montane Shrews do not live longer than 16-18 months.

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