CAPS Watershed Integrity
1 = Very High, 2=High, 3 = Medium, 4= Low
This map was derived from the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks CAPS analysis and mapping project in January, 2011. THe CAPS data is maintained by the MDFWP and we urge the readers to contact the CAPS staff to check for updates and for additional information on the maps and program.
More information and documentation can be found at http://fwp.mt.gov/wildthings/conservationInAction/crucialAreas.html
Each CAPS Wildlife map is shown in four classes ranging from dark brown color for Class 1, the highest value to yellow for Class 4, the lowest value. Each layer varies in the definition used for the class. Please refer to the documentation above and download the appropriate PDF description for each layer to read the specific classification process. Much more detail and feature level documentation for each mapping unit are available on the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks within an excellent and award winning web mapping system (separate from this one) by clicking on the "Explore Caps" link on the site referenced above.