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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 FrogG5S31
  • Birds

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Asio flammeusShort-eared OwlG5S2B1
Haliaeetus leucocephalusBald EagleG5S1B,S3N3
Melanerpes lewisLewis's WoodpeckerG4S47
  • Fish

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Gila robustaRoundtail ChubG3S210
Oncorhynchus clarkii pleuriticusColorado River Cutthroat TroutG4T3S32
  • Natural Communities

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Acer negundo - Populus angustifolia / Cornus sericea ForestNarrowleaf Cottonwood Riparian ForestsG2S22
Alnus incana / Cornus sericea ShrublandThinleaf Alder-Red-osier Dogwood Riparian ShrublandG3G4S31
Betula occidentalis / Mesic Graminoids ShrublandLower Montane Riparian ShrublandsG3S22
Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S31
Populus angustifolia - Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S34
Populus angustifolia / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S32
Populus angustifolia / Crataegus rivularis WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood Riparian ForestsG2?S21
Populus angustifolia / Salix ligulifolia - Shepherdia argentea WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood Riparian ForestsG1S31
Salix drummondiana / Carex utriculata ShrublandMontane Willow CarrG4S21
Salix exigua - Salix ligulifolia ShrublandStrapleaf Willow-Coyote WillowG2G3S21
Salix monticola / Carex aquatilis ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S21
Shepherdia argentea ShrublandFoothills Riparian ShrublandG3G4S21
  • Reptiles

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Lampropeltis getulaCommon KingsnakeG5S13
  • Vascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Epipactis giganteagiant helleborineG4S1S23
Eriophorum altaicum var. neogaeumAltai cottongrassG4?T3T4S31
Utricularia minorlesser bladderwortG5S22