Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Species Data - Moose Priority Habitat
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Biologists, District Wildlife Managers, and Researchers
MoosePriorityHabitat is an ESRI SDE Feature Class showing habitat types associated with the food and cover requirements of moose. Significant loss of these habitats would change moose distribution and/or would adversely affect the population. These habitat types include but are not limited to willow dominated riparian areas, sub-climax coniferous forest mixed with shrub lands, and dense climax coniferous forests. 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).