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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)G4T1QS12
Hyla arenicolorCanyon TreefrogG5S254
Spea intermontanaGreat Basin SpadefootG5S349
  • Birds

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Asio flammeusShort-eared OwlG5S2B1
Centrocercus minimusGunnison Sage GrouseG2G3S13
Egretta thulaSnowy EgretG5S2B2
Grus canadensis tabidaGreater Sandhill CraneG5T5S2B,S4N1
Haliaeetus leucocephalusBald EagleG5S1B,S3N11
Himantopus mexicanusBlack-necked StiltG5S3B1
Melanerpes lewisLewis's WoodpeckerG4S45
Numenius americanusLong-billed CurlewG5S2B5
Plegadis chihiWhite-faced IbisG5S2B1
  • Fish

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Gila cyphaHumpback ChubG1S115
Gila robustaRoundtail ChubG3S226
Oncorhynchus clarkii pleuriticusColorado River Cutthroat TroutG4T3S33
Ptychocheilus luciusColorado PikeminnowG1S141
Xyrauchen texanusRazorback SuckerG1S118
  • Insects

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Ischnura barberiDesert ForktailG4SU1
Speyeria nokomis nokomisGreat Basin Silverspot ButterflyG3T1S11
Sympetrum costiferumSaffron-bordered MeadowflyG5S1?1
  • Mammals

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Myotis thysanodesFringed MyotisG4S39
  • Natural Communities

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Alnus incana - Salix (monticola, lucida, ligulifolia) ShrublandThinleaf Alder-Mixed Willow SpeciesG3S32
Alnus incana - Salix drummondiana ShrublandMontane Riparian ShrublandG3S31
Alnus incana / Cornus sericea ShrublandThinleaf Alder-Red-osier Dogwood Riparian ShrublandG3G4S33
Alnus incana / Mesic Forbs ShrublandThinleaf Alder/Mesic Forb Riparian ShrublandG3S39
Aquilegia micrantha - Mimulus eastwoodiae Herbaceous VegetationHanging GardensG2G3S23
Betula occidentalis / Cornus sericea ShrublandLower Montane Riparian ShrublandsG3S13
Betula occidentalis / Maianthemum stellatum ShrublandFoothills Riparian ShrublandG4?S37
Carex pellita Herbaceous VegetationMontane Wet MeadowsG3S22
Cornus sericea ShrublandFoothills Riparian ShrublandG4QS21
Eleocharis rostellata Herbaceous VegetationEmergent WetlandG3S212
Forestiera pubescens ShrublandFoothills Riparian ShrublandG1G2S210
Fraxinus anomala / Quercus gambelii WoodlandWest Slope Riparian WoodlandGUQSU2
Juniperus scopulorum / Cornus sericea WoodlandRiparian WoodlandG4S21
Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S31
Picea pungens / Cornus sericea WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG4S24
Populus angustifolia - Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S31
Populus angustifolia - Pseudotsuga menziesii WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S21
Populus angustifolia / Betula occidentalis WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S31
Populus deltoides ssp. wislizeni / Rhus trilobata WoodlandFremont's Cottonwood Riparian ForestsG2S314
Populus deltoides ssp. wislizeni / Salix exigua WoodlandFremonts Cottonwood Riparian ForestsG3S11
Populus tremuloides / Acer glabrum ForestMontane Riparian ForestsG1G2S21
Rhus trilobata ShrublandSkunkbrush Riparian ShrublandG2S21
Sarcobatus vermiculatus / Distichlis spicata ShrublandSaline Bottomland ShrublandsG4S21
Sarcobatus vermiculatus / Suaeda moquinii ShrublandSaline Bottomland ShrublandsGUQS22
Schoenoplectus maritimus Herbaceous VegetationEmergent Wetland (Marsh)G4S21
Schoenoplectus pungens Herbaceous VegetationBulrushG3G4S31
  • Vascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Carex limosamud sedgeG5S23
Carex scirpoideaCanadian single-spike sedgeG5S23
Centaurium exaltatumGreat Basin centauryG5S112
Epipactis giganteagiant helleborineG4S1S216
Erigeron kachinensisKachina daisyG2S11
Juncus bryoidesminute rushG4S11
Listera borealisnorthern twaybladeG4S22
Mimulus eastwoodiaeEastwood monkey-flowerG3G4S1S26
Subularia aquaticawater awlwortG5S12
Utricularia minorlesser bladderwortG5S24