Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Species Data - Elk Summer Concentration Area
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Biologists, District Wildlife Managers, and Researchers
ElkSummerConcentrationArea is an ESRI SDE Feature Class showing elk summer concentration areas. This dataset represents those areas where elk concentrate from mid-June through mid-August. High quality forage, security, and lack of disturbance are characteristics of these areas to meet the high energy demands of lactation, calf rearing, antler growth, and general preparation for the rigors of fall and winter. 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).