Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Species Data - White-tailed Deer Highway Crossing
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Biologists, District Wildlife Managers, and Researchers
WTDeerHighwayCrossing is an ESRI SDE Feature Class showing those areas where white-tailed deer movements traditionally cross roads or railroads, presenting potential conflicts between white-tailed 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).