Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Species Data - Gunnison's Sage Grouse Brood Area
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Biologists, District Wildlife Managers, and Researchers
GunnSageGrouseBroodArea is an ESRI SDE Feature Class that shows brooding areas of Gunnison's Sage Grouse (Centrocercus minimus) in Colorado. Brooding Areas are defined as areas supporting sage grouse broods. This generally includes wet areas such as meadows, springs, ponds and streams which all function as important brood rearing sites. These are mapped as a 200m buffer zone around the edges of such wet sites. 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).These data were last updated in 2011.