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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)G4T1QS13
  • Birds

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Asio flammeusShort-eared OwlG5S2B5
Centrocercus minimusGunnison Sage GrouseG2G3S17
Cypseloides nigerBlack SwiftG4S3B2
Egretta thulaSnowy EgretG5S2B3
Grus canadensis tabidaGreater Sandhill CraneG5T5S2B,S4N1
Haliaeetus leucocephalusBald EagleG5S1B,S3N4
Himantopus mexicanusBlack-necked StiltG5S3B1
Melanerpes lewisLewis's WoodpeckerG4S42
Plegadis chihiWhite-faced IbisG5S2B2
  • Fish

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Catostomus plebeiusRio Grande SuckerG3G4S13
Gila pandoraRio Grande ChubG3S1?17
Oncorhynchus clarkii virginalisRio Grande Cutthroat TroutG4T3S340
  • Insects

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Libellula nodistictaHoary SkimmerG4S11
Oeneis albertaAlberta ArcticG5S31
  • Mollusks

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Promenetus umbilicatellusUmbilicate SpriteG4S31
  • Natural Communities

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Abies concolor - Picea pungens - Populus angustifolia / Acer glabrum ForestMontane Riparian ForestsG2S23
Alnus incana - Salix (monticola, lucida, ligulifolia) ShrublandThinleaf Alder-Mixed Willow SpeciesG3S33
Alnus incana / Mesic Forbs ShrublandThinleaf Alder/Mesic Forb Riparian ShrublandG3S36
Alnus incana / Mesic Graminoids ShrublandMontane Riparian ShrublandG3S22
Betula occidentalis / Maianthemum stellatum ShrublandFoothills Riparian ShrublandG4?S31
Carex lasiocarpa Herbaceous VegetationMontane WetlandG4?S11
Carex pellita Herbaceous VegetationMontane Wet MeadowsG3S210
Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S32
Picea pungens / Cornus sericea WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG4S22
Populus angustifolia - Juniperus scopulorum WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG2G3S311
Populus angustifolia / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S33
Populus angustifolia / Betula occidentalis WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S32
Populus angustifolia / Rhus trilobata WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood/SkunkbrushG3S31
Populus angustifolia / Salix (monticola, drummondiana, lucida) WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood/Mixed Willows Montane Riparian ForestG3S23
Populus angustifolia / Salix drummondiana - Acer glabrum WoodlandG2?S11
Populus angustifolia Sand Dune ForestG1S12
Populus tremuloides / Acer glabrum ForestMontane Riparian ForestsG1G2S23
Populus tremuloides / Alnus incana ForestMontane Riparian ForestsG3S36
Populus tremuloides / Betula occidentalis ForestG3S24
Populus tremuloides / Cornus sericea ForestMontane Riparian WoodlandG4S21
Populus tremuloides / Salix drummondiana ForestG3G4S11
Pseudotsuga menziesii / Betula occidentalis WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3?S21
Salix bebbiana ShrublandMontane Willow CarrsG3?S25
Salix brachycarpa / Carex aquatilis ShrublandSubalpine Riparian/Wetland CarrG2G3S24
Salix geyeriana - Salix monticola / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandMontane Willow CarrsG3S21
Salix geyeriana / Carex aquatilis ShrublandMontane Willow CarrG3S22
Salix geyeriana / Carex utriculata ShrublandGeyer's Willow/Beaked SedgeG5S21
Salix geyeriana / Mesic Forbs ShrublandMontane Willow CarrG3S21
Salix lucida ssp. caudata Shrubland [Provisional]Montane Riparian ShrublandG3QS21
Salix monticola / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandMontane Willow CarrG3S31
Salix monticola / Carex aquatilis ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S22
Salix monticola / Carex utriculata ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S31
Salix monticola / Mesic Graminoids ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S34
Salix planifolia / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG4S21
Salix planifolia / Deschampsia caespitosa ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG2G3S21
Sarcobatus vermiculatus / Distichlis spicata ShrublandSaline Bottomland ShrublandsG4S235
Sporobolus airoides Southern Plains Herbaceous VegetationGreat Plains Salt MeadowsG3QS24
  • Vascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Carex stenoptilasmall-winged sedgeG3S21
Epipactis giganteagiant helleborineG4S1S21
Erigeron philadelphicusPhiladelphia fleabaneG5S11
Eriophorum altaicum var. neogaeumAltai cottongrassG4?T3T4S31
Peritoma multicaulisslender spiderflowerG2G3S2S330
Sisyrinchium demissumblue-eyed grassG5S210
Sisyrinchium pallidumPale blue-eyed grassG3S23