Assessment of imperiled habitat in Colorado, An
Wildlife habitat is threatened by rapid conversion of agricultural to residential land use throughout the Rocky Mountain West. As a result of these changes, citizens, planners and decision makers need to identify areas of land that offer the greatest risk of harm from encroaching development. We combine statewide maps of historical, current, and projected development patterns with maps of habitat quality to set priorities for habitat protection. We use land cover data from the Colorado Gap Analysis project to develop modeled habitat and indices of species richness and patch value. Patch quality ...
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