Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Species Data - Elk Resident Population Area
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Biologists, District Wildlife Managers, and Researchers
ElkResidentPopulationArea is an ESRI SDE Feature Class depicting resident population areas for elk in Colorado. This dataset represents Elk Resident Population Areas which are defined as an area used year-round by a population of elk. Individuals could be found in any part of the area at any time of the year; the area cannot be subdivided into seasonal ranges. It is most likely included within the overall range of the larger population. 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).