Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Species Data - Massasauga Potential Habitat
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Biologists, District Wildlife Managers, and Researchers
MassasaugaPotentialHabitat is an ESRI SDE Feature Class showing Potential Habitat for Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus) in Colorado. Potential Habitat is defined as an area that meets environmental parameters necessary for the survival of a population of Massasauga. Massasauga are typically associated with short-grass prairie habitats at elevations below 1,675m (5,500ft.) in southeastern and east-central Colorado. 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).These data were last updated prior to 2008.