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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 basin and the count of known occurrences.

  • Amphibians

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Anaxyrus boreas pop. 1Boreal Toad (Southern Rocky Mountain Population)G4T1QS1114
Lithobates pipiensNorthern Leopard FrogG5S327
Lithobates sylvaticaWood FrogG5S325
  • Birds

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Charadrius alexandrinus nivosusWestern Snowy PloverG3T3S1B1
Cypseloides nigerBlack SwiftG4S3B13
Egretta thulaSnowy EgretG5S2B2
Grus canadensis tabidaGreater Sandhill CraneG5T5S2B,S4N1
Haliaeetus leucocephalusBald EagleG5S1B,S3N22
Himantopus mexicanusBlack-necked StiltG5S3B5
Melanerpes lewisLewis's WoodpeckerG4S421
Numenius americanusLong-billed CurlewG5S2B12
Pelecanus erythrorhynchosAmerican White PelicanG4S1B14
Plegadis chihiWhite-faced IbisG5S2B1
Seiurus aurocapillaOvenbirdG5S2B7
Tympanuchus phasianellus jamesiPlains Sharp-tailed GrouseG4T4S127
  • Fish

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Couesius plumbeusLake ChubG5S14
Etheostoma craginiArkansas DarterG3G4S21
Hybognathus hankinsoniBrassy MinnowG5S36
Nocomis biguttatusHornyhead ChubG5SX3
Notropis cornutusCommon ShinerG5S26
Noturus flavusStonecatG5S12
Oncorhynchus clarkii stomiasGreenback Cutthroat TroutG4T2T3S299
Phoxinus eosNorthern Redbelly DaceG5S115
Phoxinus erythrogasterSouthern Redbelly DaceG5S12
  • Insects

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Alloperla pilosaA StoneflyG3S21
Boloria selene sabulocollisSandhill FritillaryG5T2S1S21
Capnia arapahoeA StoneflyG1S12
Celastrina humulusHops Feeding AzureG2G3S233
Erebia pawlowskiiTheano AlpineG5S325
Euphyes bimaculaTwo-spotted SkipperG4S26
Hesperagrion heterodoxumPainted DamselG5S11
Ischnura barberiDesert ForktailG4SU1
Mesocapnia frisoniA StoneflyG5S11
Oeneis albertaAlberta ArcticG5S318
Pictetiella expansaA StoneflyG3G4S21
Satyrodes eurydice fumosaSmoky Eyed Brown ButterflyG5T3T4S14
Speyeria idaliaRegal FritillaryG3S13
Suwallia wardiA StoneflyG3S21
Sympetrum costiferumSaffron-bordered MeadowflyG5S1?1
  • Mammals

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Myotis thysanodesFringed MyotisG4S38
Sorex nanusDwarf ShrewG4S26
Zapus hudsonius prebleiMeadow Jumping Mouse SubspG5T2S1120
  • Mollusks

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Acroloxus coloradensisRocky Mountain CapshellG3G4S15
Anodonta grandisGiant FloaterG5S23
Anodontoides ferussacianusCylindrical PapershellG5S217
Physa skinneriGlass PhysaG5S29
Physa utahensisBanded PhysaG5T2S11
Promenetus exacuousSharp SpriteG5S232
Promenetus umbilicatellusUmbilicate SpriteG4S326
  • Natural Communities

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Abies lasiocarpa - Picea engelmannii / Calamagrostis canadensis ForestMontane Riparian ForestsG5S25
Abies lasiocarpa - Picea engelmannii / Carex aquatilis ForestSubalpine Riparian/wetland ForestG4SU1
Alnus incana - Salix (monticola, lucida, ligulifolia) ShrublandThinleaf Alder-Mixed Willow SpeciesG3S32
Alnus incana - Salix drummondiana ShrublandMontane Riparian ShrublandG3S36
Alnus incana / Equisetum arvense ShrublandMontane Riparian ShrublandsG3S13
Alnus incana / Mesic Forbs ShrublandThinleaf Alder/Mesic Forb Riparian ShrublandG3S318
Alnus incana / Mesic Graminoids ShrublandMontane Riparian ShrublandG3S25
Betula nana / Sphagnum spp. ShrublandDwarf Birch/sphagnum ShrublandG2S21
Betula occidentalis / Cornus sericea ShrublandLower Montane Riparian ShrublandsG3S11
Betula occidentalis / Maianthemum stellatum ShrublandFoothills Riparian ShrublandG4?S34
Betula occidentalis / Mesic Graminoids ShrublandLower Montane Riparian ShrublandsG3S27
Carex diandra Wet Meadow Herbaceous VegetationQuaking FenGNRS12
Carex lasiocarpa Herbaceous VegetationMontane WetlandG4?S11
Carex pellita Herbaceous VegetationMontane Wet MeadowsG3S22
Carex praegracilis Herbaceous VegetationClustered Sedge WetlandG3G4S23
Catabrosa aquatica - Mimulus ssp. Spring WetlandSpring WetlandGUS24
Eleocharis rostellata Herbaceous VegetationEmergent WetlandG3S22
Glyceria borealis Herbaceous VegetationMontane Emergent WetlandG4S21
Kobresia myosuroides - Thalictrum alpinum Herbaceous VegetationExtreme Rich FensG2S270
Kobresia simpliciuscula - Trichophorum pumilum Saturated Herbaceous VegetationExtreme Rich FenG2S256
Pascopyrum smithii - Eleocharis spp. Herbaceous VegetationPlaya GrasslandG1S11
Phippsia algida Herbaceous VegetationAlpine WetlandsGUS119
Picea engelmannii - (Abies lasiocarpa) / Caltha leptosepala ForestEngelmann Spruce/White Marsh MarigoldG3?S12
Picea pungens / Alnus incana - Corylus cornuta WoodlandFoothills Riparian ForestGUS11
Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S313
Picea pungens / Betula occidentalis WoodlandMontane Riparian WoodlandG2S29
Picea pungens / Cornus sericea WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG4S22
Pinus ponderosa / Alnus incana WoodlandPonderosa Pine/Thin Leaf AlderG2S14
Populus acuminata ForestMontane Riparian ForestGUS15
Populus angustifolia - Pseudotsuga menziesii WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S22
Populus angustifolia / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S37
Populus angustifolia / Betula occidentalis WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S36
Populus angustifolia / Prunus virginiana WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood/Common ChokecherryG2QS26
Populus angustifolia / Salix drummondiana - Acer glabrum WoodlandG2?S11
Populus angustifolia / Salix irrorata WoodlandFoothills Riparian WoodlandG2S212
Populus angustifolia / Symphoricarpos albus WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood/Snowberry Montane Riparian ForestG2QS14
Populus balsamifera WoodlandMontane Riparian WoodlandGUS21
Populus deltoides - (Salix amygdaloides) / Salix (exigua, interior) WoodlandPlains Cottonwood Riparian WoodlandG3G4S317
Populus deltoides - (Salix nigra) / Spartina pectinata - Carex spp. WoodlandPlains Cottonwood Riparian WoodlandG1SU9
Populus deltoides / Carex pellita WoodlandPlains Cottonwood Riparian WoodlandG2S27
Populus deltoides / Symphoricarpos occidentalis WoodlandPlains Cottonwood Riparian WoodlandG2G3S215
Populus tremuloides / Acer glabrum ForestMontane Riparian ForestsG1G2S23
Populus tremuloides / Alnus incana ForestMontane Riparian ForestsG3S34
Populus tremuloides / Betula occidentalis ForestG3S24
Populus tremuloides / Corylus cornuta ForestMontane Riparian ForestsG3S13
Populus tremuloides / Lonicera involucrata ForestMontane Riparian ForestsG3S13
Populus tremuloides / Salix drummondiana ForestG3G4S11
Potamogeton natans Herbaceous VegetationMontane Floating/Submergent WetlandG5?S13
Prunus virginiana - (Prunus americana) ShrublandFoothills Riparian ShrublandG4QS14
Pseudotsuga menziesii / Betula occidentalis WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3?S27
Puccinellia nuttalliana Herbaceous VegetationWestern Slope Salt MeadowsG3?S13
Rhus trilobata ShrublandSkunkbrush Riparian ShrublandG2S22
Salicornia rubra Herbaceous VegetationWestern Slope Salt MeadowsG2G3S13
Salix amygdaloides WoodlandPeachleaf Willow AllianceG3S18
Salix bebbiana ShrublandMontane Willow CarrsG3?S25
Salix brachycarpa / Carex aquatilis ShrublandSubalpine Riparian/Wetland CarrG2G3S25
Salix brachycarpa / Deschampsia caespitosa - Geum rossii ShrublandAlpine Willow ScrubG4S2S33
Salix drummondiana / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandLower Montane Willow CarrsG3S34
Salix exigua - Salix ligulifolia ShrublandStrapleaf Willow-Coyote WillowG2G3S29
Salix geyeriana - Salix monticola / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandMontane Willow CarrsG3S27
Salix geyeriana / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG5S22
Salix ligulifolia ShrublandMontane Willow CarrG2G3S36
Salix lucida ssp. caudata Shrubland [Provisional]Montane Riparian ShrublandG3QS23
Salix monticola / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandMontane Willow CarrG3S315
Salix monticola / Carex aquatilis ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S210
Salix monticola / Carex utriculata ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S39
Salix monticola / Mesic Graminoids ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S312
Salix planifolia / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG4S210
Salix planifolia / Carex scopulorum ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG4S11
Salix planifolia / Carex utriculata ShrublandDiamondleaf Willow / Beaked SedgeGNRS26
Salix planifolia / Deschampsia caespitosa ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG2G3S26
Salix wolfii / Mesic Forbs ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG3S34
Schoenoplectus pungens Herbaceous VegetationBulrushG3G4S31
Sibbaldia procumbens - Polygonum bistortoides Herbaceous VegetationMesic Alpine MeadowsG3?S11
Sparganium angustifolium Herbaceous VegetationMontane Floating/submergent Palustrine WetlandsG4S21
Spartina pectinata Western Herbaceous VegetationPrairie Slough GrassG3?S26
Sporobolus airoides Southern Plains Herbaceous VegetationGreat Plains Salt MeadowsG3QS22
Suaeda moquinii ShrublandG5SU1
Utricularia macrorhiza Herbaceous Vegetation [Provisional]G5S11
  • Nonvascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Sphagnum girgensohniiG5S122
  • Vascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Acorus calamussweet flagG4?S16
Agastache foeniculumlavender hyssopG5S111
Ambrosia linearisplains ragweedG3S34
Apios americanaAmerican groundnutG5S138
Armeria scabra ssp. sibiricasea pinkG5T5S15
Callitriche heterophyllalarge water-starwortG5S11
Carex capitata ssp. arctogenaround-headed sedgeG5T4?S11
Carex concinnalow northern sedgeG5S11
Carex diandralesser panicled sedgeG5S14
Carex lasiocarpaslender sedgeG5S114
Carex leptaleabristle-stalk sedgeG5S13
Carex limosamud sedgeG5S24
Carex lividalivid sedgeG5S134
Carex oreocharisa sedgeG3S213
Carex peckiiPeck sedgeG5S15
Carex saximontanaRocky Mountain sedgeG5S114
Carex scirpoideaCanadian single-spike sedgeG5S275
Carex sprengeliiSprengel's sedgeG5S25
Carex stenoptilasmall-winged sedgeG3S21
Carex sychnocephalamany-headed sedgeG4G5S11
Carex tenuifloraslender-flower sedgeG5S12
Carex torreyiTorrey sedgeG4G5S14
Carex viridulagreen sedgeG5S127
Cylactis arctica ssp. acaulisnagoon berryG5T5S119
Draba weberiWeber's drabaG1S11
Elatine triandralongstem water-wortG5S21
Eriophorum altaicum var. neogaeumAltai cottongrassG4?T3T4S315
Eriophorum gracileslender cottongrassG5S1S220
Eutrema penlandiiMosquito Range mustardG1G2S1S222
Hippochaete variegatavariegated scouringrushG5S18
Isoetes setacea ssp. muricataspiny-spored quillwortG5?T5?S21
Juncus tweedyiTweedy's rushG3QS11
Juncus vaseyiVasey bulrushG5S120
Kobresia simpliciusculasimple kobresiaG5S26
Liatris ligulistylisgay-featherG5?S215
Listera borealisnorthern twaybladeG4S23
Listera convallarioidesBroad-leaved twaybladeG5S216
Malaxis monophyllos ssp. brachypodawhite adder's-mouthG4G5QS16
Mimulus gemmiparusRocky Mountain monkeyflowerG1S110
Naumburgia thyrsifloratufted loosestrifeG5S111
Oenothera coloradensis ssp. coloradensisColorado butterfly plantG3T2S127
Onoclea sensibilissensitive fernG5SH2
Packera pauciflorafew-flowered ragwortG4G5S175
Parnassia kotzebueiKotzebue's grass-of-parnassusG5S212
Phippsia algidasnow grassG5S232
Potamogeton diversifoliuswaterthread pondweedG5S11
Primula egaliksensisGreenland primroseG4G5S247
Ptilagrostis porteriPorter feathergrassG2S263
Ribes americanumAmerican currantG5S213
Rorippa coloradensisColorado watercressGHSH1
Salix calcicolalime-loving willowG4G5S11
Salix candidahoary or silver willowG5S242
Salix myrtillifolialow blueberry willowG5S111
Salix serissimaautumn willowG5S139
Schoenoplectus saximontanusRocky Mountain bulrushG5S11
Sisyrinchium demissumblue-eyed grassG5S23
Sisyrinchium pallidumPale blue-eyed grassG3S268
Sparganium eurycarpumbroadfruit bur-reedG5S21
Spatularia foliolosaleafy saxifrageG4S12
Spiranthes diluvialisUte ladies' tressesG2G3S288
Subularia aquaticawater awlwortG5S11
Thellungiella salsugineasalt-lick mustardG5?S115
Trichophorum pumilumlittle bulrushG5S262
Utricularia minorlesser bladderwortG5S28
Utricularia ochroleucanorthern bladderwortG4?S1?22