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The Chico Subbasin

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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 subbasin and the count of known occurrences.

  • Amphibians

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Lithobates blairiPlains Leopard FrogG5S31
Scaphiopus couchiiCouch's SpadefootG5S11
  • Birds

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Grus canadensis tabidaGreater Sandhill CraneG5T5S2B,S4N1
Melanerpes lewisLewis's WoodpeckerG4S41
Numenius americanusLong-billed CurlewG5S2B1
  • Fish

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Etheostoma craginiArkansas DarterG3G4S23
Phoxinus erythrogasterSouthern Redbelly DaceG5S11
  • Mammals

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Zapus hudsonius prebleiMeadow Jumping Mouse SubspG5T2S11
  • Natural Communities

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Buchloe dactyloides - Ratibida tagetes - Ambrosia linearis Herbaceous VegetationBuffalograss PlayaG3S33
Carex pellita Herbaceous VegetationMontane Wet MeadowsG3S22
Carex praegracilis Herbaceous VegetationClustered Sedge WetlandG3G4S24
Pascopyrum smithii - Eleocharis spp. Herbaceous VegetationPlaya GrasslandG1S13
Populus deltoides / Pascopyrum smithii - Panicum virgatum WoodlandGNRS22
Populus deltoides / Sporobolus airoides ForestPlains Cottonwood / Alkali SacatonG3S210
Sarcobatus vermiculatus / Sporobolus airoides Sparse VegetationSaline Bottomland ShrublandsG3?S17
Schoenoplectus pungens Herbaceous VegetationBulrushG3G4S37
Spartina pectinata Western Herbaceous VegetationPrairie Slough GrassG3?S22
Sporobolus airoides Southern Plains Herbaceous VegetationGreat Plains Salt MeadowsG3QS21
  • Vascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Ambrosia linearisplains ragweedG3S310
Carex craweiCrawe sedgeG5S12
Hypoxis hirsutaYellow stargrassG5S12
Juncus brachycephalussmall-headed rushG5S13
Juncus brevicaudatusnarrow-panicled rushG5S11
Liatris ligulistylisgay-featherG5?S23
Utricularia minorlesser bladderwortG5S21