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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)G4T1QS117
Hyla arenicolorCanyon TreefrogG5S211
Lithobates pipiensNorthern Leopard FrogG5S34
Spea intermontanaGreat Basin SpadefootG5S312
  • Birds

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Catoptrophorus semipalmatusWilletG5S1B4
Centrocercus minimusGunnison Sage GrouseG2G3S137
Cypseloides nigerBlack SwiftG4S3B7
Egretta thulaSnowy EgretG5S2B5
Empidonax traillii extimusSouthwestern Willow FlycatcherG5T2SU1
Grus canadensis tabidaGreater Sandhill CraneG5T5S2B,S4N1
Haliaeetus leucocephalusBald EagleG5S1B,S3N2
Melanerpes lewisLewis's WoodpeckerG4S410
Pelecanus erythrorhynchosAmerican White PelicanG4S1B4
Sterna antillarumLeast TernG4S1B1
  • Fish

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Gila cyphaHumpback ChubG1S12
Gila pandoraRio Grande ChubG3S1?1
Gila robustaRoundtail ChubG3S24
Oncorhynchus clarkii pleuriticusColorado River Cutthroat TroutG4T3S318
Ptychocheilus luciusColorado PikeminnowG1S18
Xyrauchen texanusRazorback SuckerG1S11
  • Insects

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Erebia pawlowskiiTheano AlpineG5S33
Speyeria nokomis nokomisGreat Basin Silverspot ButterflyG3T1S11
  • Mammals

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Sorex nanusDwarf ShrewG4S24
  • Mollusks

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Promenetus umbilicatellusUmbilicate SpriteG4S32
  • Natural Communities

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Alnus incana - Salix (monticola, lucida, ligulifolia) ShrublandThinleaf Alder-Mixed Willow SpeciesG3S314
Alnus incana - Salix drummondiana ShrublandMontane Riparian ShrublandG3S38
Alnus incana / Cornus sericea ShrublandThinleaf Alder-Red-osier Dogwood Riparian ShrublandG3G4S33
Alnus incana / Mesic Forbs ShrublandThinleaf Alder/Mesic Forb Riparian ShrublandG3S35
Aquilegia micrantha - Mimulus eastwoodiae Herbaceous VegetationHanging GardensG2G3S226
Betula nana / Mesic Forbs - Mesic Graminoids ShrublandSubalpine Riparian ShrublandG3G4S32
Betula occidentalis / Maianthemum stellatum ShrublandFoothills Riparian ShrublandG4?S37
Carex illota Herbaceous VegetationAlpine WetlandsGUQS11
Carex limosa Herbaceous VegetationMontane WetlandG2S1S21
Carex nigricans - Juncus drummondii Herbaceous VegetationAlpine WetlandsGUS13
Carex pellita Herbaceous VegetationMontane Wet MeadowsG3S23
Carex vesicaria Herbaceous VegetationMontane WetlandG4QS11
Eleocharis rostellata Herbaceous VegetationEmergent WetlandG3S21
Glyceria borealis Herbaceous VegetationMontane Emergent WetlandG4S21
Kobresia myosuroides - Thalictrum alpinum Herbaceous VegetationExtreme Rich FensG2S21
Picea engelmannii / Cornus sericea WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S11
Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S311
Picea pungens / Cornus sericea WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG4S27
Populus angustifolia - Juniperus scopulorum WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG2G3S32
Populus angustifolia - Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S324
Populus angustifolia - Pseudotsuga menziesii WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S22
Populus angustifolia / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S39
Populus angustifolia / Crataegus rivularis WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood Riparian ForestsG2?S26
Populus angustifolia / Rhus trilobata WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood/SkunkbrushG3S315
Populus angustifolia / Salix (monticola, drummondiana, lucida) WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood/Mixed Willows Montane Riparian ForestG3S23
Populus angustifolia / Salix ligulifolia - Shepherdia argentea WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood Riparian ForestsG1S317
Populus balsamifera WoodlandMontane Riparian WoodlandGUS23
Populus deltoides ssp. wislizeni / Rhus trilobata WoodlandFremont's Cottonwood Riparian ForestsG2S35
Populus tremuloides / Acer glabrum ForestMontane Riparian ForestsG1G2S22
Populus tremuloides / Alnus incana ForestMontane Riparian ForestsG3S34
Potamogeton foliosus Herbaceous VegetationMontane Floating/Submergent Palustrine WetlandsG3?S11
Pseudotsuga menziesii / Cornus sericea WoodlandLower Montane Riparian ForestsG4S25
Rhus trilobata ShrublandSkunkbrush Riparian ShrublandG2S24
Salix boothii / Carex utriculata ShrublandBooth's Willow/Beaked SedgeG4S21
Salix boothii / Mesic Forbs ShrublandBooth's Willow/Mesic ForbG3S31
Salix drummondiana / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandLower Montane Willow CarrsG3S35
Salix geyeriana - Salix monticola / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandMontane Willow CarrsG3S22
Salix geyeriana / Carex aquatilis ShrublandMontane Willow CarrG3S24
Salix geyeriana / Carex utriculata ShrublandGeyer's Willow/Beaked SedgeG5S21
Salix lucida ssp. caudata Shrubland [Provisional]Montane Riparian ShrublandG3QS22
Salix monticola / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandMontane Willow CarrG3S31
Salix monticola / Carex utriculata ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S34
Salix monticola / Mesic Graminoids ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S37
Salix planifolia / Carex utriculata ShrublandDiamondleaf Willow / Beaked SedgeGNRS21
Salix wolfii / Carex aquatilis ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG4S314
Salix wolfii / Carex utriculata ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG4S11
Salix wolfii / Mesic Forbs ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG3S33
Salix wolfii /Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG3S13
Sarcobatus vermiculatus / Distichlis spicata ShrublandSaline Bottomland ShrublandsG4S23
Sarcobatus vermiculatus / Suaeda moquinii ShrublandSaline Bottomland ShrublandsGUQS24
Spartina gracilis Herbaceous VegetationWestern Slope Salt MeadowsGUS12
  • Nonvascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Sphagnum girgensohniiG5S11
  • Vascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Carex limosamud sedgeG5S25
Carex scirpoideaCanadian single-spike sedgeG5S24
Carex stenoptilasmall-winged sedgeG3S27
Carex viridulagreen sedgeG5S11
Drosera rotundifoliaroundleaf sundewG5S22
Epipactis giganteagiant helleborineG4S1S253
Eriophorum altaicum var. neogaeumAltai cottongrassG4?T3T4S36
Eriophorum gracileslender cottongrassG5S1S23
Hippochaete variegatavariegated scouringrushG5S17
Juncus bryoidesminute rushG4S11
Listera borealisnorthern twaybladeG4S213
Mimulus eastwoodiaeEastwood monkey-flowerG3G4S1S241
Salix calcicolalime-loving willowG4G5S11
Subularia aquaticawater awlwortG5S12
Sullivantia hapemanii var. purpusiiHanging Garden sullivantiaG3T3S38
Trichophorum pumilumlittle bulrushG5S21
Trifolium kingiiKing's cloverG5S14
Utricularia minorlesser bladderwortG5S29