Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Species Data - Turkey Roost Sites
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Biologists, District Wildlife Managers, and Researchers
TurkeyRoostSites is an ESRI SDE Feature Class showing the roost sites for Wild Turkey (Melagris gallopavo) in Colorado. Roost Sites is defined as Ponderosa pine and cottonwood trees of at least 10" dbh used by turkeys for diurnal and nocturnal perches. 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).