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Gunnison sage-grouse habitat suitability surface for Poncha Pass satellite population (breeding, landscape): Colorado Parks and Wildlife critical habitat extent (southwestern Colorado)

Metadata Updated: July 6, 2024

The Gunnison sage-grouse (Centrocercus minimus) habitat suitability surface for Poncha Pass satellite population represented here reflects breeding season at a landscape scale context (window extents [radius] of 1 km, 3 km, and 6.4 km). Habitat suitability estimated for Colorado Parks and Wildlife critical habitat extent (southwestern Colorado). We developed habitat selection models for Gunnison sage-grouse (Centrocercus minimus), a threatened species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. We followed a management-centric modeling approach that sought to balance the need to evaluate the consistency of key habitat conditions and improvement actions across multiple, distinct populations, while allowing context-specific environmental variables and spatial scales to nuance selection responses. Models were developed for six isolated satellite populations (San Miguel, Crawford, Piñon Mesa, Dove Creek, Cerro Summit-Cimarron-Sims, and Poncha Pass) from use locations collected between 1991 and 2016 (see larger citation for map of population boundaries). For each population, models were developed at two life stages (breeding and summer) and at two hierarchical scales (landscape and patch). We used multi-scale and seasonal resource selection analyses to quantify relationships between environmental conditions and sites used by animals. These resource selection function models relied on spatial data describing habitat conditions at different spatial scales, where environmental conditions differ, and habitat selection occur at different spatial scales for different available resources.

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date July 6, 2024

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date July 6, 2024
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
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Data Last Modified 20211209
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