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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 FrogG5S37
  • Birds

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Coccyzus americanus occidentalisWestern Yellow-billed CuckooG5T2T3S1B1
Egretta thulaSnowy EgretG5S2B1
Haliaeetus leucocephalusBald EagleG5S1B,S3N7
Himantopus mexicanusBlack-necked StiltG5S3B1
Melanerpes lewisLewis's WoodpeckerG4S415
Phalaropus tricolorWilson's PhalaropeG5S4B,S4N1
Plegadis chihiWhite-faced IbisG5S2B1
Sterna forsteriForster's TernG5S2B,S4N1
  • Fish

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Gila robustaRoundtail ChubG3S24
Oncorhynchus clarkii pleuriticusColorado River Cutthroat TroutG4T3S35
  • Insects

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Speyeria nokomis nokomisGreat Basin Silverspot ButterflyG3T1S12
  • Mammals

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Sorex nanusDwarf ShrewG4S21
  • Mollusks

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Valvata sinceraMossy ValvataG5S31
  • Natural Communities

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Abies concolor - Picea pungens - Populus angustifolia / Acer glabrum ForestMontane Riparian ForestsG2S211
Abies lasiocarpa - Picea engelmannii / Calamagrostis canadensis ForestMontane Riparian ForestsG5S23
Acer negundo - Populus angustifolia / Cornus sericea ForestNarrowleaf Cottonwood Riparian ForestsG2S22
Alnus incana - Salix drummondiana ShrublandMontane Riparian ShrublandG3S32
Alnus incana / Cornus sericea ShrublandThinleaf Alder-Red-osier Dogwood Riparian ShrublandG3G4S32
Alnus incana / Mesic Forbs ShrublandThinleaf Alder/Mesic Forb Riparian ShrublandG3S32
Betula nana / Mesic Forbs - Mesic Graminoids ShrublandSubalpine Riparian ShrublandG3G4S32
Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S35
Picea pungens / Cornus sericea WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG4S21
Populus angustifolia - Juniperus scopulorum WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG2G3S31
Populus angustifolia - Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S34
Populus angustifolia / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S36
Populus angustifolia / Betula occidentalis WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S35
Populus angustifolia / Crataegus rivularis WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood Riparian ForestsG2?S22
Populus angustifolia / Rhus trilobata WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood/SkunkbrushG3S32
Populus angustifolia / Salix ligulifolia - Shepherdia argentea WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood Riparian ForestsG1S36
Populus angustifolia / Symphoricarpos albus WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood/Snowberry Montane Riparian ForestG2QS11
Populus tremuloides / Cornus sericea ForestMontane Riparian WoodlandG4S22
Pseudotsuga menziesii / Cornus sericea WoodlandLower Montane Riparian ForestsG4S21
Salix brachycarpa / Carex aquatilis ShrublandSubalpine Riparian/Wetland CarrG2G3S21
Salix ligulifolia ShrublandMontane Willow CarrG2G3S33
Salix lucida ssp. caudata Shrubland [Provisional]Montane Riparian ShrublandG3QS21
Salix monticola / Mesic Graminoids ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S31
Salix planifolia / Carex utriculata ShrublandDiamondleaf Willow / Beaked SedgeGNRS21
Sporobolus airoides Southern Plains Herbaceous VegetationGreat Plains Salt MeadowsG3QS21
  • Vascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Carex viridulagreen sedgeG5S17
Erigeron philadelphicusPhiladelphia fleabaneG5S11
Eriophorum altaicum var. neogaeumAltai cottongrassG4?T3T4S34
Eriophorum chamissonisG5S11
Hippochaete variegatavariegated scouringrushG5S11
Ribes americanumAmerican currantG5S2
Salix candidahoary or silver willowG5S21
Salix serissimaautumn willowG5S11
Sisyrinchium demissumblue-eyed grassG5S22