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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
Lithobates pipiensNorthern Leopard FrogG5S39
  • Birds

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Haliaeetus leucocephalusBald EagleG5S1B,S3N2
Melanerpes lewisLewis's WoodpeckerG4S43
Numenius americanusLong-billed CurlewG5S2B1
Seiurus aurocapillaOvenbirdG5S2B2
  • Insects

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Celastrina humulusHops Feeding AzureG2G3S226
Speyeria idaliaRegal FritillaryG3S11
  • Mammals

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Zapus hudsonius prebleiMeadow Jumping Mouse SubspG5T2S110
  • Natural Communities

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Alnus incana / Mesic Forbs ShrublandThinleaf Alder/Mesic Forb Riparian ShrublandG3S32
Betula occidentalis / Maianthemum stellatum ShrublandFoothills Riparian ShrublandG4?S31
Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S39
Picea pungens / Betula occidentalis WoodlandMontane Riparian WoodlandG2S23
Pinus ponderosa / Alnus incana WoodlandPonderosa Pine/Thin Leaf AlderG2S12
Populus angustifolia - Pseudotsuga menziesii WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S22
Populus angustifolia / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S31
Populus angustifolia / Salix drummondiana - Acer glabrum WoodlandG2?S11
Populus deltoides / Symphoricarpos occidentalis WoodlandPlains Cottonwood Riparian WoodlandG2G3S21
Populus tremuloides / Corylus cornuta ForestMontane Riparian ForestsG3S12
Pseudotsuga menziesii / Betula occidentalis WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3?S23
Salix monticola / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandMontane Willow CarrG3S31
Salix monticola / Carex utriculata ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S33
  • Vascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Agastache foeniculumlavender hyssopG5S15
Carex peckiiPeck sedgeG5S11
Carex saximontanaRocky Mountain sedgeG5S16
Carex sprengeliiSprengel's sedgeG5S22
Carex torreyiTorrey sedgeG4G5S12
Hippochaete variegatavariegated scouringrushG5S16
Juncus vaseyiVasey bulrushG5S11
Malaxis monophyllos ssp. brachypodawhite adder's-mouthG4G5QS11
Mimulus gemmiparusRocky Mountain monkeyflowerG1S12
Oenothera coloradensis ssp. coloradensisColorado butterfly plantG3T2S12
Ribes americanumAmerican currantG5S24
Sisyrinchium demissumblue-eyed grassG5S23
Spiranthes diluvialisUte ladies' tressesG2G3S26