Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Species Data - Black Bear Fall Concentration
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Biologists, District Wildlife Managers, and Researchers
BlackBearFallConcentration is an ESRI SDE Feature Class showing fall concentration areas for Black Bear (Ursus americanus) in Colorado. Fall Concentration Areas are defined as those parts of the overall range that are occupied from August 15 until September 30 for the purpose of ingesting large quantities of mast and berries to establish fat reserves for the winter hibernation period. 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).