Eagle County wildlife migration, habitats mapped in new tool — The Know
Eagle County has an impressive array of easily accessed mapping tools that depict everything from home sale specifics, to neighborhood amenities to wildfire dangers. Now there is a new option in the county’s mapping toolbox that details land use patterns for the county’s most senior population.
The county’s new Wildlife Interactive Map provides information to help humans understand the region’s complex wildlife issues. Scott Fleming of the county’s GIS department began work on the project back in the fall of 2020.
“This tool can be for just about anyone,” said Peter Sunseson, a member of Eagle County’s recently formed Community Wildlife Roundtable. “What this does is allow us to see where wildlife live and where they move, superimposed on the county map.”
Scherr said the challenge for the map design team was to transform existing Colorado Parks and Wildlife research — which he described as data that that only a scientist could appreciate — into an interactive map that any community member can access and understand.
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