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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
Centrocercus urophasianusSage GrouseG3G4S41
  • Fish

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Oncorhynchus clarkii pleuriticusColorado River Cutthroat TroutG4T3S329
  • Natural Communities

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Betula nana / Mesic Forbs - Mesic Graminoids ShrublandSubalpine Riparian ShrublandG3G4S37
Carex praegracilis Herbaceous VegetationClustered Sedge WetlandG3G4S26
Myriophyllum sibiricum Herbaceous VegetationWestern Slope Floating/Submerged Palustrine WetlandsGUQS11
Phippsia algida Herbaceous VegetationAlpine WetlandsGUS13
Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S31
Populus angustifolia - Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S33
Populus angustifolia / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S34
Populus tremuloides / Alnus incana ForestMontane Riparian ForestsG3S36
Potamogeton natans Herbaceous VegetationMontane Floating/Submergent WetlandG5?S11
Salix drummondiana / Carex utriculata ShrublandMontane Willow CarrG4S23
Salix geyeriana - Salix monticola / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandMontane Willow CarrsG3S26
Salix geyeriana - Salix monticola / Mesic Forbs ShrublandGeyer's Willow-Rocky Mountain Willow/Mesic ForbG3S32
Salix geyeriana / Carex aquatilis ShrublandMontane Willow CarrG3S21
Salix geyeriana / Carex utriculata ShrublandGeyer's Willow/Beaked SedgeG5S21
Salix monticola / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandMontane Willow CarrG3S31
Salix monticola / Mesic Graminoids ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S31
Salix planifolia / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG4S22
Salix wolfii / Carex aquatilis ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG4S31
Salix wolfii / Mesic Forbs ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG3S33
  • Nonvascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Sphagnum platyphyllumG5S1S22
  • Vascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Armeria scabra ssp. sibiricasea pinkG5T5S12
Carex concinnalow northern sedgeG5S15
Carex limosamud sedgeG5S21
Draba weberiWeber's drabaG1S11
Eriophorum gracileslender cottongrassG5S1S22
Eutrema penlandiiMosquito Range mustardG1G2S1S24
Listera borealisnorthern twaybladeG4S23
Parnassia kotzebueiKotzebue's grass-of-parnassusG5S23
Phippsia algidasnow grassG5S219
Ptilagrostis porteriPorter feathergrassG2S22