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Modeled Climate Change Impacts to Bioclimatic Envelopes for Wildlife Species

Our project, initiated under a grant from the Wildlife Conservation Society in support of state-level wildlife conservation planning, focused on the likely impacts of climate change on habitat use by a host of important wildlife species under Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s management.  We explored the most likely effects of changes in temperature and precipitation over the coming century on suitable conditions for ten wildlife species that are of management concern for the state of Colorado:

bighorn sheep
Canada lynx
greater prairie chicken
greater sage-grouse
Gunnison sage-grouse
combined sage-grouse
mule deer
white-tailed ptarmigan
species richness - elk, moose, & mule deer
species richness - Canada lynx & white-tailed ptarmigan

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