Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Species Data - Mule Deer Highway Crossing
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Biologists, District Wildlife Managers, and Researchers
MuleDeerHighwayCrossing is an ESRI SDE Feature Class showing those areas where mule deer movements traditionally cross roads or railroads, presenting potential conflicts between mule deer and motorists/trains. (More than six highway mortalities per mile of highway or railroad per year is a guide that may be used to indicate highway crossings). 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).