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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
Haliaeetus leucocephalusBald EagleG5S1B,S3N1
Melanerpes lewisLewis's WoodpeckerG4S41
Seiurus aurocapillaOvenbirdG5S2B3
Tympanuchus phasianellus jamesiPlains Sharp-tailed GrouseG4T4S126
  • Fish

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Phoxinus eosNorthern Redbelly DaceG5S18
  • Insects

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Celastrina humulusHops Feeding AzureG2G3S21
  • Mammals

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Zapus hudsonius prebleiMeadow Jumping Mouse SubspG5T2S134
  • Natural Communities

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Alnus incana / Equisetum arvense ShrublandMontane Riparian ShrublandsG3S11
Alnus incana / Mesic Forbs ShrublandThinleaf Alder/Mesic Forb Riparian ShrublandG3S314
Betula occidentalis / Cornus sericea ShrublandLower Montane Riparian ShrublandsG3S11
Carex pellita Herbaceous VegetationMontane Wet MeadowsG3S22
Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S31
Populus deltoides / Symphoricarpos occidentalis WoodlandPlains Cottonwood Riparian WoodlandG2G3S21
Salix amygdaloides WoodlandPeachleaf Willow AllianceG3S12
Salix bebbiana ShrublandMontane Willow CarrsG3?S21
Salix exigua - Salix ligulifolia ShrublandStrapleaf Willow-Coyote WillowG2G3S28
Salix ligulifolia ShrublandMontane Willow CarrG2G3S31
Salix monticola / Mesic Graminoids ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S31
  • Vascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Carex peckiiPeck sedgeG5S11
Carex saximontanaRocky Mountain sedgeG5S11
Hippochaete variegatavariegated scouringrushG5S13
Oenothera coloradensis ssp. coloradensisColorado butterfly plantG3T2S16
Onoclea sensibilissensitive fernG5SH2
Ribes americanumAmerican currantG5S28