Abstract or Description

This map shows deer wintering areas throughout the state of Maine in relation to Wildlife Management District boundaries. Deer wintering areas are defined by a forested area that deer use when (a) snow gets deeper than 12 inches in the open, (b) when deer sink into snow deeper than 8 inches in the open, and (c) when mean daily temperature falls below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Major highways and roads are also shown on the map to illustrate the proximity of DWA to many urban and developed areas.

Source Data Note

Data was gathered from the Maine Office of GIS, the Colby College GIS F-drive, and the existing ES 212 GIS database. This map uses the NAD 1983 UTM Zone 19N coordinate system and the Transverse Mercator projection.


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