Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Species Data - Mountain Goat Winter Range
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Biologists, District Wildlife Managers, and Researchers
MtnGoatWinterRange is an ESRI SDE Feature Class showing the Winter Range for Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus) in Colorado. Winter Range is defined as that part of the overall range of Mountain Goats where 90% of individuals are located during the average five winters out of ten from the first heavy snowfall to Spring green-up or during a site-specific period of winter as defined for each management unit. 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).