Event Title

Atlas of Maine: Deer Wintering Areas

Presenter Information

Robin Lewis, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

30-4-2015 2:00 PM

End Date

30-4-2015 3:55 PM

Project Type

Poster

Description

This map shows the areas where white-tailed deer are likely to spend their winters. The polygons representing these areas were created by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) in 2011. MDIFW describes deer wintering areas (DWAs) as the forested areas utilized by deer when (1) the average snow depth exceeds twelve inches, (2) the depth the deer sink into the snow exceeds 8 inches, and (3) the average temperature is below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. This map also includes interstates and state highways, both of which have been placed behind the DWA layer. A conserved lands layer is also included, and demonstrates where DWAs fall on or near conserved land. County boundaries, lakes, and major cities are also included in this map.

Faculty Sponsor

Philip Nyhus

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Environmental Studies Program

CLAS Field of Study

Interdisciplinary Studies

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1698

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Apr 30th, 2:00 PM Apr 30th, 3:55 PM

Atlas of Maine: Deer Wintering Areas

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

This map shows the areas where white-tailed deer are likely to spend their winters. The polygons representing these areas were created by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) in 2011. MDIFW describes deer wintering areas (DWAs) as the forested areas utilized by deer when (1) the average snow depth exceeds twelve inches, (2) the depth the deer sink into the snow exceeds 8 inches, and (3) the average temperature is below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. This map also includes interstates and state highways, both of which have been placed behind the DWA layer. A conserved lands layer is also included, and demonstrates where DWAs fall on or near conserved land. County boundaries, lakes, and major cities are also included in this map.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/149