Natural Diversity Infomation Source
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Updated: April 4, 2014
For a decade, The Natural Diversity Information Source (NDIS) website provided mapping, data, information, and links to similar websites
concerning hunting, fishing, wildlife, habitat, and conservation planning issues in Colorado.
The NDIS website was designed to provide these services for multiple audiences with differing needs and levels of subject expertise.
Today, much of the information orginally included on the NDIS site is now available on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website.
New technology has allowed us to improve our mapping services for hunters and anglers:
- The Colorado Hunting Atlas is a much improved version of the popular MapIt! interactive mapping tool. The Colorado Hunting Atlas allows users to view big game concentrations and game management units on top of street maps, USGS topographic maps or high resolution color aerial photography.The Hunter Resource Report allows hunters to create a list of important emergency and contact information, field office locations, campgrounds, CDOW license agents & more. Annotation tools allow you to customize your printable maps and a variety of search options mean you should be able to find reference maps, Township, Range and Sections and place locations for almost any natural feature in Colorado.
- The Colorado Fishing Atlas allows users to search for fishing opportunities by species, specific interest or proximity to your home or destination. Use the simple map interface to locate and view recommended opportunities for the family, remote fly fishing or ice fishing. Additional information such as handicap accessible fishing access, stocked waters, boat ramps, special fishing regulations, stream gages (including links to real time data), license agents and Gold Medal waters is included on top of Bing ™ street maps, USGS topographic maps or high resolution color aerial photography. The Fishing Resource Report provides a printable report of all nearby Fishing Information Points and associated species, CPW, BLM and USFS Offices, emergency facilities, campgrounds and license agents within a chosen distance of a map click location.
The MapIt! application will no longer be available due to redundant services and outdated software that is no longer supported.
Parks and Wildlife Downloadable Data
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife GIS Unit is now distributing spatial data via ArcGIS.com. This includes species data, administrative boundaries, and riparian data. ArcGIS.com provides an interface that will
allow users new and better search options as well as metadata viewing. We believe our data will be accessible to a larger audience and conversely, our users will have access to many additional datasets of interest.
Finally, we hope this move will streamline our internal process for posting.
You can find us on ArcGIS.com by searching 'GROUPS' for 'Colorado Parks and Wildlife' or by following this link,
Colorado Parks and Wildlife on ArcGIS.com.
Data will continue being distributed as zipped shapefiles or in some cases geodatabases. If you have any questions or comments about this changes,
please feel free to write NDISadmin@nrel.colostate.edu
**NOTE** To ensure you are viewing all GIS data and maps available make sure to change the option ‘Show: Web Content Only’ to ‘Show: All Content’ in the right side of the ArcGIS.com page header.
Rather than republishing data from other sources, we now recommend you get your data where we get ours:
Wildlife Species profiles
We will be supporting the NDIS wildlife species pages until June 30, 2014; after which time this information will be available on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website. Please make any changes required to your links to our site soon!
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email Chris Johnson at: chris dot johnson at state dot co dot us.