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The South Platte Headwater Subbasin

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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 subbasin and the count of known occurrences.

  • Amphibians

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Anaxyrus boreas pop. 1Boreal Toad (Southern Rocky Mountain Population)G4T1QS112
Lithobates pipiensNorthern Leopard FrogG5S34
  • Birds

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Charadrius alexandrinus nivosusWestern Snowy PloverG3T3S1B1
Haliaeetus leucocephalusBald EagleG5S1B,S3N4
Pelecanus erythrorhynchosAmerican White PelicanG4S1B9
  • Insects

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Oeneis albertaAlberta ArcticG5S318
  • Mammals

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Sorex nanusDwarf ShrewG4S22
  • Mollusks

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Physa skinneriGlass PhysaG5S29
  • Natural Communities

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Betula occidentalis / Maianthemum stellatum ShrublandFoothills Riparian ShrublandG4?S31
Betula occidentalis / Mesic Graminoids ShrublandLower Montane Riparian ShrublandsG3S21
Kobresia myosuroides - Thalictrum alpinum Herbaceous VegetationExtreme Rich FensG2S270
Kobresia simpliciuscula - Trichophorum pumilum Saturated Herbaceous VegetationExtreme Rich FenG2S256
Phippsia algida Herbaceous VegetationAlpine WetlandsGUS113
Picea pungens / Betula occidentalis WoodlandMontane Riparian WoodlandG2S22
Populus tremuloides / Betula occidentalis ForestG3S21
Puccinellia nuttalliana Herbaceous VegetationWestern Slope Salt MeadowsG3?S13
Salicornia rubra Herbaceous VegetationWestern Slope Salt MeadowsG2G3S13
Salix brachycarpa / Carex aquatilis ShrublandSubalpine Riparian/Wetland CarrG2G3S24
Salix ligulifolia ShrublandMontane Willow CarrG2G3S32
Salix monticola / Carex aquatilis ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S26
Salix monticola / Carex utriculata ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S34
Salix monticola / Mesic Graminoids ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S31
  • Vascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Armeria scabra ssp. sibiricasea pinkG5T5S14
Carex leptaleabristle-stalk sedgeG5S11
Carex lividalivid sedgeG5S130
Carex oreocharisa sedgeG3S22
Carex scirpoideaCanadian single-spike sedgeG5S270
Carex stenoptilasmall-winged sedgeG3S21
Carex viridulagreen sedgeG5S127
Draba weberiWeber's drabaG1S11
Eriophorum altaicum var. neogaeumAltai cottongrassG4?T3T4S315
Eriophorum gracileslender cottongrassG5S1S214
Eutrema penlandiiMosquito Range mustardG1G2S1S222
Kobresia simpliciusculasimple kobresiaG5S26
Packera pauciflorafew-flowered ragwortG4G5S175
Parnassia kotzebueiKotzebue's grass-of-parnassusG5S23
Phippsia algidasnow grassG5S227
Primula egaliksensisGreenland primroseG4G5S247
Ptilagrostis porteriPorter feathergrassG2S240
Salix calcicolalime-loving willowG4G5S11
Salix candidahoary or silver willowG5S239
Salix myrtillifolialow blueberry willowG5S111
Salix serissimaautumn willowG5S123
Sisyrinchium pallidumPale blue-eyed grassG3S262
Thellungiella salsugineasalt-lick mustardG5?S115
Trichophorum pumilumlittle bulrushG5S262
Utricularia ochroleucanorthern bladderwortG4?S1?22