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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.

  • Amphibians

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Anaxyrus boreas pop. 1Boreal Toad (Southern Rocky Mountain Population)G4T1QS112
  • Birds

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Cypseloides nigerBlack SwiftG4S3B1
Melanerpes lewisLewis's WoodpeckerG4S42
  • Fish

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Oncorhynchus clarkii stomiasGreenback Cutthroat TroutG4T2T3S21
  • Insects

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Ochrotrichia susanaeSusan's purse-making caddisflyG2S21
  • Natural Communities

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Alnus incana - Salix drummondiana ShrublandMontane Riparian ShrublandG3S32
Betula nana / Mesic Forbs - Mesic Graminoids ShrublandSubalpine Riparian ShrublandG3G4S35
Betula occidentalis / Maianthemum stellatum ShrublandFoothills Riparian ShrublandG4?S33
Betula occidentalis / Mesic Graminoids ShrublandLower Montane Riparian ShrublandsG3S23
Eleocharis rostellata Herbaceous VegetationEmergent WetlandG3S22
Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S33
Pinus ponderosa / Alnus incana WoodlandPonderosa Pine/Thin Leaf AlderG2S11
Populus angustifolia - Juniperus scopulorum WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG2G3S36
Populus angustifolia - Pseudotsuga menziesii WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S23
Populus angustifolia / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S33
Populus angustifolia / Betula occidentalis WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S34
Populus angustifolia / Salix (monticola, drummondiana, lucida) WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood/Mixed Willows Montane Riparian ForestG3S24
Populus tremuloides / Acer glabrum ForestMontane Riparian ForestsG1G2S21
Populus tremuloides / Alnus incana ForestMontane Riparian ForestsG3S33
Populus tremuloides / Salix drummondiana ForestG3G4S12
Pseudotsuga menziesii / Betula occidentalis WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3?S21
Salix drummondiana / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandLower Montane Willow CarrsG3S31
Salix geyeriana - Salix monticola / Mesic Forbs ShrublandGeyer's Willow-Rocky Mountain Willow/Mesic ForbG3S32
Salix geyeriana / Mesic Forbs ShrublandMontane Willow CarrG3S22
Salix geyeriana / Mesic Graminoids ShrublandGeyer's Willow/Mesic GraminoidG3?S21
Salix monticola / Carex aquatilis ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S21
Salix monticola / Carex utriculata ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S31
Salix planifolia / Deschampsia caespitosa ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG2G3S21
Salix wolfii / Mesic Forbs ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG3S34
  • Vascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Carex concinnalow northern sedgeG5S12
Carex diandralesser panicled sedgeG5S11
Epipactis giganteagiant helleborineG4S1S23
Eriophorum gracileslender cottongrassG5S1S23
Listera borealisnorthern twaybladeG4S21
Sisyrinchium pallidumPale blue-eyed grassG3S22
Utricularia minorlesser bladderwortG5S21