Colorado State University

HPAT - Habitat Potential Analysis Tools

The Habitat Potential Assessment Tool (HPAT) was developed as a new extension to the South Platte Mapping and Analysis Program (SPMAP) to integrate wetlands and other wildlife habitat enhancement considerations into water resources planning support, particularly for conjunctive management of groundwater and surface water resources in the lower South Platte River Valley of Colorado. This tool was developed by Cat Shrier as part of her doctoral research and has since been integrated into the Comprehensive Pond Site Assessment Model. Coding for the ArcView portions of this model was graciously provided by Dave Patterson. This research was funded in part by the Colorado Division of Wildlife, through a grant to the South Platte Lower River Group, and in part by the U.S.Geological Survey (see statement below), through a grant to the Colorado Water Resources Research Institute. For more information on HPAT and CPSAM, contact Cat Shrier at or (970) 217-9207.

The activities on which this model is based were financed in part by the Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, through the Colorado Water Resources Research Institute. The content of this model and related publications do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Department of the Interior, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement by the United States Government.