Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Species Data - Gunnison's Sage Grouse Production Area
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Biologists, District Wildlife Managers, and Researchers
GunnSageGrouseProductionArea is an ESRI SDE Feature Class that shows production areas for Gunnison's Sage Grouse (Centrocercus minimus) in Colorado. Production Areas are defined as areas that would include the majority of important Gunnison's Sage Grouse nesting habitat. These are mapped as a four-mile buffer zone around active leks in GunnSageGrouseLeks. As of 9/8/2016 these buffer zones are no longer clipped to GunnSageGrouseOverallRange per directive from Jon Holst, CPW Energy Resource Specialist - SW Region. 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 2018.