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The Saguache 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)G4T1QS12
  • Birds

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Asio flammeusShort-eared OwlG5S2B3
Cypseloides nigerBlack SwiftG4S3B1
Egretta thulaSnowy EgretG5S2B3
Haliaeetus leucocephalusBald EagleG5S1B,S3N2
Himantopus mexicanusBlack-necked StiltG5S3B1
Melanerpes lewisLewis's WoodpeckerG4S41
Plegadis chihiWhite-faced IbisG5S2B2
  • Fish

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Gila pandoraRio Grande ChubG3S1?7
Oncorhynchus clarkii virginalisRio Grande Cutthroat TroutG4T3S318
  • Insects

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Libellula nodistictaHoary SkimmerG4S11
Oeneis albertaAlberta ArcticG5S31
  • Mollusks

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Promenetus umbilicatellusUmbilicate SpriteG4S31
  • Natural Communities

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Alnus incana / Mesic Forbs ShrublandThinleaf Alder/Mesic Forb Riparian ShrublandG3S34
Alnus incana / Mesic Graminoids ShrublandMontane Riparian ShrublandG3S21
Carex pellita Herbaceous VegetationMontane Wet MeadowsG3S210
Populus angustifolia - Juniperus scopulorum WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG2G3S31
Populus angustifolia / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S31
Populus tremuloides / Alnus incana ForestMontane Riparian ForestsG3S31
Salix bebbiana ShrublandMontane Willow CarrsG3?S25
Salix geyeriana / Carex utriculata ShrublandGeyer's Willow/Beaked SedgeG5S21
Salix geyeriana / Mesic Forbs ShrublandMontane Willow CarrG3S21
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 / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG4S21
Salix planifolia / Deschampsia caespitosa ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG2G3S21
Sarcobatus vermiculatus / Distichlis spicata ShrublandSaline Bottomland ShrublandsG4S226
Sporobolus airoides Southern Plains Herbaceous VegetationGreat Plains Salt MeadowsG3QS21
  • Vascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Peritoma multicaulisslender spiderflowerG2G3S2S316
Sisyrinchium demissumblue-eyed grassG5S27