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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 county and the count of known occurrences.

  • Birds

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Asio flammeusShort-eared OwlG5S2B1
Charadrius alexandrinus nivosusWestern Snowy PloverG3T3S1B15
Egretta thulaSnowy EgretG5S2B3
Empidonax traillii extimusSouthwestern Willow FlycatcherG5T2SU5
Haliaeetus leucocephalusBald EagleG5S1B,S3N5
Himantopus mexicanusBlack-necked StiltG5S3B3
Numenius americanusLong-billed CurlewG5S2B10
Pelecanus erythrorhynchosAmerican White PelicanG4S1B1
Plegadis chihiWhite-faced IbisG5S2B2
Sterna forsteriForster's TernG5S2B,S4N10
  • Fish

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Catostomus plebeiusRio Grande SuckerG3G4S12
Gila pandoraRio Grande ChubG3S1?1
Oncorhynchus clarkii virginalisRio Grande Cutthroat TroutG4T3S34
  • Mollusks

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Promenetus umbilicatellusUmbilicate SpriteG4S34
  • Natural Communities

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Carex pellita Herbaceous VegetationMontane Wet MeadowsG3S21
Catabrosa aquatica - Mimulus ssp. Spring WetlandSpring WetlandGUS24
Populus angustifolia - Juniperus scopulorum WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG2G3S32
Populus angustifolia / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S31
Populus angustifolia / Rhus trilobata WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood/SkunkbrushG3S31
Populus angustifolia Sand Dune ForestG1S12
Salicornia rubra Herbaceous VegetationWestern Slope Salt MeadowsG2G3S13
Sarcobatus vermiculatus / Distichlis spicata ShrublandSaline Bottomland ShrublandsG4S247
Sarcobatus vermiculatus / Sporobolus airoides Sparse VegetationSaline Bottomland ShrublandsG3?S11
Schoenoplectus maritimus Herbaceous VegetationEmergent Wetland (Marsh)G4S27
Schoenoplectus pungens Herbaceous VegetationBulrushG3G4S314
  • Vascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Carex lasiocarpaslender sedgeG5S11
Erigeron philadelphicusPhiladelphia fleabaneG5S12
Liatris ligulistylisgay-featherG5?S22
Peritoma multicaulisslender spiderflowerG2G3S2S369
Rorippa coloradensisColorado watercressGHSH11
Sisyrinchium demissumblue-eyed grassG5S22