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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)G4T1QS18
  • Birds

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Cypseloides nigerBlack SwiftG4S3B9
Haliaeetus leucocephalusBald EagleG5S1B,S3N2
  • Fish

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Gila pandoraRio Grande ChubG3S1?2
Oncorhynchus clarkii pleuriticusColorado River Cutthroat TroutG4T3S36
Oncorhynchus clarkii virginalisRio Grande Cutthroat TroutG4T3S319
  • 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 ForestsG2S21
Alnus incana - Salix (monticola, lucida, ligulifolia) ShrublandThinleaf Alder-Mixed Willow SpeciesG3S31
Alnus incana - Salix drummondiana ShrublandMontane Riparian ShrublandG3S36
Alnus incana / Mesic Forbs ShrublandThinleaf Alder/Mesic Forb Riparian ShrublandG3S31
Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S33
Populus angustifolia - Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S34
Populus angustifolia - Pseudotsuga menziesii WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S21
Populus angustifolia / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S32
Salix geyeriana / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG5S22
Salix geyeriana / Carex utriculata ShrublandGeyer's Willow/Beaked SedgeG5S22
Salix monticola / Carex aquatilis ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S22
Salix monticola / Mesic Graminoids ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S31
Salix planifolia / Mesic Forbs Shrubland [Provisional]Planeleaf Willow/Mesic ForbsG4S22
  • Vascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Erigeron philadelphicusPhiladelphia fleabaneG5S11
Eriophorum altaicum var. neogaeumAltai cottongrassG4?T3T4S31