Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Species Data - Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse Production Area
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Biologists, District Wildlife Managers, and Researchers
CSTGrouseProductionArea is an ESRI SDE Feature Class showing production areas for Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus columbianus) in Colorado. Production Areas are defined as areas that include 90% of sharp-tailed grouse nesting or brood rearing habitat. This is mapped as a buffer zone of 1.25 miles around active dancing grounds in CSTGrouseLeks and clipped to CSTGrouseOverallRange. 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).