Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Species Data - Bighorn Sheep Summer Concentration Area
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Biologists, District Wildlife Managers, and Researchers
BighornSummerConcentration is an ESRI SDE Feature Class showing Summer Concentration Areas for Bighorn Sheep in Colorado. Summer Concentration Area is defined as those areas where bighorn sheep concentrate from mid-June through mid-August. High quality forage, security, and lack of disturbance are generally characteristic of these areas to meet the high energy demands of lactation and lamb rearing. This information was derived from field personnel. A variety of data capture techniques were used including drawing on mylar overlays at 1:50,000 scale USGS county mapsheets and implementation of the SmartBoard Interactive Whiteboard using stand-up, real-time digitizing at various scales (Cowardin, M., M. Flenner. March 2003. Maximizing Mapping Resources. GeoWorld 16(3):32-35).