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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)G4T1QS17
Lithobates pipiensNorthern Leopard FrogG5S32
  • Birds

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Cypseloides nigerBlack SwiftG4S3B6
Empidonax traillii extimusSouthwestern Willow FlycatcherG5T2SU1
Melanerpes lewisLewis's WoodpeckerG4S41
  • Fish

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Gila pandoraRio Grande ChubG3S1?1
Oncorhynchus clarkii pleuriticusColorado River Cutthroat TroutG4T3S34
Oncorhynchus clarkii virginalisRio Grande Cutthroat TroutG4T3S36
  • Insects

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Erebia pawlowskiiTheano AlpineG5S34
  • Natural Communities

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Abies lasiocarpa - Picea engelmannii / Carex aquatilis ForestSubalpine Riparian/wetland ForestG4SU4
Alnus incana - Salix drummondiana ShrublandMontane Riparian ShrublandG3S34
Carex illota Herbaceous VegetationAlpine WetlandsGUQS15
Carex limosa Herbaceous VegetationMontane WetlandG2S1S23
Carex microptera Herbaceous VegetationMontane WetlandG4S12
Carex nigricans - Juncus drummondii Herbaceous VegetationAlpine WetlandsGUS13
Carex pellita Herbaceous VegetationMontane Wet MeadowsG3S21
Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S35
Populus angustifolia - Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S35
Populus angustifolia / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S32
Salix boothii / Mesic Forbs ShrublandBooth's Willow/Mesic ForbG3S33
Salix drummondiana / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandLower Montane Willow CarrsG3S32
Salix geyeriana - Salix monticola / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandMontane Willow CarrsG3S21
Salix monticola / Carex utriculata ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S33
Salix monticola / Mesic Graminoids ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S39
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 / Mesic Forbs ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG3S34
  • Vascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Carex stenoptilasmall-winged sedgeG3S24
Eriophorum altaicum var. neogaeumAltai cottongrassG4?T3T4S36