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Tracked elements of biodiversity include animals, plants, and natural communities that are uncommon either globally or within the state of Colorado. The list below includes all wetland and riparian dependent elements found within the basin and the count of known occurrences.

  • Amphibians

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Anaxyrus boreas pop. 1Boreal Toad (Southern Rocky Mountain Population)G4T1QS160
Lithobates pipiensNorthern Leopard FrogG5S342
Lithobates sylvaticaWood FrogG5S3161
  • Birds

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Asio flammeusShort-eared OwlG5S2B1
Catoptrophorus semipalmatusWilletG5S1B5
Centrocercus urophasianusSage GrouseG3G4S41
Grus canadensis tabidaGreater Sandhill CraneG5T5S2B,S4N10
Haliaeetus leucocephalusBald EagleG5S1B,S3N2
Melanerpes lewisLewis's WoodpeckerG4S41
Numenius americanusLong-billed CurlewG5S2B2
Pelecanus erythrorhynchosAmerican White PelicanG4S1B11
Plegadis chihiWhite-faced IbisG5S2B3
Sterna forsteriForster's TernG5S2B,S4N12
  • Fish

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Oncorhynchus clarkii pleuriticusColorado River Cutthroat TroutG4T3S32
Oncorhynchus clarkii stomiasGreenback Cutthroat TroutG4T2T3S29
  • Insects

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Pictetiella expansaA StoneflyG3G4S22
  • Mollusks

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Acroloxus coloradensisRocky Mountain CapshellG3G4S15
  • Natural Communities

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Alnus incana / Mesic Forbs ShrublandThinleaf Alder/Mesic Forb Riparian ShrublandG3S33
Betula nana / Mesic Forbs - Mesic Graminoids ShrublandSubalpine Riparian ShrublandG3G4S32
Carex lasiocarpa Herbaceous VegetationMontane WetlandG4?S17
Glaux maritima Herbaceous VegetationSea MilkwortG3S12
Glyceria borealis Herbaceous VegetationMontane Emergent WetlandG4S21
Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S31
Populus tremuloides / Alnus incana ForestMontane Riparian ForestsG3S32
Salix bebbiana ShrublandMontane Willow CarrsG3?S23
Salix drummondiana / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandLower Montane Willow CarrsG3S32
Salix geyeriana - Salix monticola / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandMontane Willow CarrsG3S214
Salix geyeriana - Salix monticola / Mesic Forbs ShrublandGeyer's Willow-Rocky Mountain Willow/Mesic ForbG3S34
Salix geyeriana / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG5S24
Salix geyeriana / Carex aquatilis ShrublandMontane Willow CarrG3S24
Salix geyeriana / Carex utriculata ShrublandGeyer's Willow/Beaked SedgeG5S24
Salix geyeriana / Mesic Forbs ShrublandMontane Willow CarrG3S23
Salix geyeriana / Mesic Graminoids ShrublandGeyer's Willow/Mesic GraminoidG3?S21
Salix monticola / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandMontane Willow CarrG3S31
Salix monticola / Carex aquatilis ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S22
Salix monticola / Mesic Graminoids ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S35
Salix wolfii / Carex aquatilis ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG4S36
Salix wolfii / Mesic Forbs ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG3S33
Schoenoplectus maritimus Herbaceous VegetationEmergent Wetland (Marsh)G4S22
Triglochin maritima Herbaceous VegetationWestern Slope Salt MeadowsGUS11
  • Nonvascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Sphagnum angustifoliumG5S23
  • Vascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Allium schoenoprasum var. sibiricumwild chivesG5T5S118
Carex diandralesser panicled sedgeG5S14
Carex lasiocarpaslender sedgeG5S124
Carex leptaleabristle-stalk sedgeG5S110
Carex limosamud sedgeG5S226
Carex lividalivid sedgeG5S112
Carex viridulagreen sedgeG5S13
Drosera rotundifoliaroundleaf sundewG5S215
Eriophorum gracileslender cottongrassG5S1S215
Listera borealisnorthern twaybladeG4S24
Listera convallarioidesBroad-leaved twaybladeG5S25
Sagittaria montevidensis ssp. calycinalong-lobe arrowheadG5T5?S11
Salix candidahoary or silver willowG5S26
Sisyrinchium pallidumPale blue-eyed grassG3S27
Utricularia minorlesser bladderwortG5S211