Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Species Data - Greater Prairie Chicken Production Area
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Biologists, District Wildlife Managers, and Researchers
GPChickenProductionArea is an ESRI SDE Feature Class showing areas which includes all nesting and brood rearing habitat of the greater prairie chicken. Currently defined as a 2.2 mile buffer zone around each active lek point in the SDE Feature Class GPChickenLeks and clipped to GPChickenOverallRange. 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).