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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)G4T1QS137
Lithobates pipiensNorthern Leopard FrogG5S33
Lithobates sylvaticaWood FrogG5S376
  • Birds

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Grus canadensis tabidaGreater Sandhill CraneG5T5S2B,S4N7
Haliaeetus leucocephalusBald EagleG5S1B,S3N5
Pelecanus erythrorhynchosAmerican White PelicanG4S1B3
Plegadis chihiWhite-faced IbisG5S2B2
  • Fish

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Gila robustaRoundtail ChubG3S21
Oncorhynchus clarkii pleuriticusColorado River Cutthroat TroutG4T3S371
Oncorhynchus clarkii stomiasGreenback Cutthroat TroutG4T2T3S23
  • Insects

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Boloria selene sabulocollisSandhill FritillaryG5T2S1S22
Erebia pawlowskiiTheano AlpineG5S36
  • Mollusks

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Promenetus umbilicatellusUmbilicate SpriteG4S32
  • Natural Communities

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Abies lasiocarpa - Picea engelmannii / Calamagrostis canadensis ForestMontane Riparian ForestsG5S21
Alnus incana - Salix (monticola, lucida, ligulifolia) ShrublandThinleaf Alder-Mixed Willow SpeciesG3S31
Alnus incana - Salix drummondiana ShrublandMontane Riparian ShrublandG3S35
Alnus incana / Cornus sericea ShrublandThinleaf Alder-Red-osier Dogwood Riparian ShrublandG3G4S33
Alnus incana / Equisetum arvense ShrublandMontane Riparian ShrublandsG3S11
Alnus incana / Mesic Forbs ShrublandThinleaf Alder/Mesic Forb Riparian ShrublandG3S35
Betula nana / Mesic Forbs - Mesic Graminoids ShrublandSubalpine Riparian ShrublandG3G4S36
Carex foenea Herbaceous VegetationMontane Riparian MeadowGUS11
Carex lasiocarpa Herbaceous VegetationMontane WetlandG4?S12
Carex limosa Herbaceous VegetationMontane WetlandG2S1S21
Carex pellita Herbaceous VegetationMontane Wet MeadowsG3S21
Carex vesicaria Herbaceous VegetationMontane WetlandG4QS11
Glyceria grandis Herbaceous VegetationAmerican MannagrassG2?S12
Picea engelmannii - (Abies lasiocarpa) / Caltha leptosepala ForestEngelmann Spruce/White Marsh MarigoldG3?S11
Picea engelmannii / Equisetum arvense ForestConiferous Wetland ForestsG4S13
Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S310
Populus angustifolia - Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S32
Populus angustifolia - Pseudotsuga menziesii WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S22
Populus angustifolia / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S31
Populus angustifolia / Betula occidentalis WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S31
Populus angustifolia / Salix (monticola, drummondiana, lucida) WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood/Mixed Willows Montane Riparian ForestG3S21
Salix boothii / Mesic Forbs ShrublandBooth's Willow/Mesic ForbG3S31
Salix boothii / Mesic Graminoids ShrublandRiparian Willow CarrG3?S31
Salix brachycarpa / Deschampsia caespitosa - Geum rossii ShrublandAlpine Willow ScrubG4S2S33
Salix drummondiana / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandLower Montane Willow CarrsG3S32
Salix geyeriana - Salix monticola / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandMontane Willow CarrsG3S213
Salix geyeriana / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG5S212
Salix geyeriana / Carex aquatilis ShrublandMontane Willow CarrG3S21
Salix geyeriana / Mesic Graminoids ShrublandGeyer's Willow/Mesic GraminoidG3?S29
Salix ligulifolia ShrublandMontane Willow CarrG2G3S31
Salix monticola / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandMontane Willow CarrG3S33
Salix monticola / Carex aquatilis ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S21
Salix monticola / Carex utriculata ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S33
Salix monticola / Mesic Graminoids ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S31
Salix planifolia / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG4S21
Salix planifolia / Carex utriculata ShrublandDiamondleaf Willow / Beaked SedgeGNRS21
Salix planifolia / Mesic Forbs Shrubland [Provisional]Planeleaf Willow/Mesic ForbsG4S21
Salix wolfii / Carex aquatilis ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG4S33
Salix wolfii / Carex utriculata ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG4S11
Salix wolfii / Mesic Forbs ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG3S32
Salix wolfii /Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG3S12
Sarcobatus vermiculatus / Artemisia tridentata ShrublandG4S11
Schoenoplectus pungens Herbaceous VegetationBulrushG3G4S31
Sibbaldia procumbens - Polygonum bistortoides Herbaceous VegetationMesic Alpine MeadowsG3?S12
  • Nonvascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Sphagnum angustifoliumG5S21
  • Vascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Carex diandralesser panicled sedgeG5S13
Carex lasiocarpaslender sedgeG5S14
Carex leptaleabristle-stalk sedgeG5S11
Carex limosamud sedgeG5S23
Carex stenoptilasmall-winged sedgeG3S24
Carex viridulagreen sedgeG5S11
Cylactis arctica ssp. acaulisnagoon berryG5T5S13
Drosera rotundifoliaroundleaf sundewG5S24
Juncus vaseyiVasey bulrushG5S14
Listera borealisnorthern twaybladeG4S21
Mimulus gemmiparusRocky Mountain monkeyflowerG1S13
Parnassia kotzebueiKotzebue's grass-of-parnassusG5S24