Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Species Data - Black Bear Overall Range
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Biologists, District Wildlife Managers, and Researchers
BlackBearOverallRange is an ESRI SDE Feature Class showing the overall range for Black Bear (Ursus americanus) in Colorado. Overall Range is defined as the area which encompasses all known seasonal activities within the observed range of a population of black bears. 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).