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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.

  • Birds

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Asio flammeusShort-eared OwlG5S2B3
Centrocercus minimusGunnison Sage GrouseG2G3S11
Charadrius alexandrinus nivosusWestern Snowy PloverG3T3S1B15
Cypseloides nigerBlack SwiftG4S3B1
Haliaeetus leucocephalusBald EagleG5S1B,S3N5
Melanerpes lewisLewis's WoodpeckerG4S41
Numenius americanusLong-billed CurlewG5S2B10
Pelecanus erythrorhynchosAmerican White PelicanG4S1B1
Plegadis chihiWhite-faced IbisG5S2B1
Sterna forsteriForster's TernG5S2B,S4N10
  • Fish

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Catostomus plebeiusRio Grande SuckerG3G4S13
Gila pandoraRio Grande ChubG3S1?9
Oncorhynchus clarkii virginalisRio Grande Cutthroat TroutG4T3S326
  • Insects

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Libellula nodistictaHoary SkimmerG4S11
  • Mollusks

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Promenetus umbilicatellusUmbilicate SpriteG4S34
  • 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 SpeciesG3S31
Alnus incana / Mesic Forbs ShrublandThinleaf Alder/Mesic Forb Riparian ShrublandG3S32
Alnus incana / Mesic Graminoids ShrublandMontane Riparian ShrublandG3S21
Betula occidentalis / Maianthemum stellatum ShrublandFoothills Riparian ShrublandG4?S31
Carex lasiocarpa Herbaceous VegetationMontane WetlandG4?S11
Catabrosa aquatica - Mimulus ssp. Spring WetlandSpring WetlandGUS24
Populus angustifolia - Juniperus scopulorum WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG2G3S312
Populus angustifolia / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S33
Populus angustifolia / Betula occidentalis WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S32
Populus angustifolia / Rhus trilobata WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood/SkunkbrushG3S32
Populus angustifolia / Salix (monticola, drummondiana, lucida) WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood/Mixed Willows Montane Riparian ForestG3S21
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 ForestsG3S32
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
Salicornia rubra Herbaceous VegetationWestern Slope Salt MeadowsG2G3S13
Salix brachycarpa / Carex aquatilis ShrublandSubalpine Riparian/Wetland CarrG2G3S24
Salix lucida ssp. caudata Shrubland [Provisional]Montane Riparian ShrublandG3QS21
Sarcobatus vermiculatus / Distichlis spicata ShrublandSaline Bottomland ShrublandsG4S255
Schoenoplectus maritimus Herbaceous VegetationEmergent Wetland (Marsh)G4S27
Schoenoplectus pungens Herbaceous VegetationBulrushG3G4S314
Sporobolus airoides Southern Plains Herbaceous VegetationGreat Plains Salt MeadowsG3QS23
  • Vascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Carex lasiocarpaslender sedgeG5S11
Epipactis giganteagiant helleborineG4S1S21
Erigeron philadelphicusPhiladelphia fleabaneG5S13
Eriophorum altaicum var. neogaeumAltai cottongrassG4?T3T4S31
Peritoma multicaulisslender spiderflowerG2G3S2S375
Rorippa coloradensisColorado watercressGHSH11
Sisyrinchium demissumblue-eyed grassG5S23
Sisyrinchium pallidumPale blue-eyed grassG3S23