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The Rio Grande Headwaters 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
Anaxyrus boreas pop. 1Boreal Toad (Southern Rocky Mountain Population)G4T1QS18
  • Birds

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Cypseloides nigerBlack SwiftG4S3B2
Haliaeetus leucocephalusBald EagleG5S1B,S3N2
  • Fish

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Gila pandoraRio Grande ChubG3S1?4
Oncorhynchus clarkii virginalisRio Grande Cutthroat TroutG4T3S326
  • Mollusks

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Valvata sinceraMossy ValvataG5S31
  • Natural Communities

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Alnus incana - Salix (monticola, lucida, ligulifolia) ShrublandThinleaf Alder-Mixed Willow SpeciesG3S32
Alnus incana - Salix drummondiana ShrublandMontane Riparian ShrublandG3S37
Alnus incana / Cornus sericea ShrublandThinleaf Alder-Red-osier Dogwood Riparian ShrublandG3G4S31
Alnus incana / Mesic Forbs ShrublandThinleaf Alder/Mesic Forb Riparian ShrublandG3S32
Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S33
Populus angustifolia - Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S32
Populus angustifolia / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S32
Populus angustifolia / Salix (monticola, drummondiana, lucida) WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood/Mixed Willows Montane Riparian ForestG3S22
Populus tremuloides / Alnus incana ForestMontane Riparian ForestsG3S31
Salix boothii / Mesic Forbs ShrublandBooth's Willow/Mesic ForbG3S33
Salix drummondiana / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandLower Montane Willow CarrsG3S32
Salix geyeriana / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG5S22
Salix geyeriana / Carex utriculata ShrublandGeyer's Willow/Beaked SedgeG5S22
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 / Mesic Graminoids ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S34
Salix planifolia / Mesic Forbs Shrubland [Provisional]Planeleaf Willow/Mesic ForbsG4S23
Salix wolfii / Mesic Forbs ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG3S33
Sparganium angustifolium Herbaceous VegetationMontane Floating/submergent Palustrine WetlandsG4S21
  • Vascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Erigeron philadelphicusPhiladelphia fleabaneG5S11
Eriophorum altaicum var. neogaeumAltai cottongrassG4?T3T4S31