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The Lower Gunnison 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)G4T1QS11
Hyla arenicolorCanyon TreefrogG5S211
Lithobates pipiensNorthern Leopard FrogG5S32
Spea intermontanaGreat Basin SpadefootG5S310
  • Birds

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Catoptrophorus semipalmatusWilletG5S1B4
Egretta thulaSnowy EgretG5S2B5
Melanerpes lewisLewis's WoodpeckerG4S45
Pelecanus erythrorhynchosAmerican White PelicanG4S1B4
Sterna antillarumLeast TernG4S1B1
  • Fish

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Gila cyphaHumpback ChubG1S12
Gila robustaRoundtail ChubG3S24
Ptychocheilus luciusColorado PikeminnowG1S18
Xyrauchen texanusRazorback SuckerG1S11
  • Natural Communities

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Alnus incana - Salix (monticola, lucida, ligulifolia) ShrublandThinleaf Alder-Mixed Willow SpeciesG3S32
Alnus incana / Cornus sericea ShrublandThinleaf Alder-Red-osier Dogwood Riparian ShrublandG3G4S32
Aquilegia micrantha - Mimulus eastwoodiae Herbaceous VegetationHanging GardensG2G3S226
Betula occidentalis / Maianthemum stellatum ShrublandFoothills Riparian ShrublandG4?S36
Carex pellita Herbaceous VegetationMontane Wet MeadowsG3S22
Eleocharis rostellata Herbaceous VegetationEmergent WetlandG3S21
Picea pungens / Cornus sericea WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG4S23
Populus angustifolia - Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S31
Populus angustifolia - Pseudotsuga menziesii WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S22
Populus angustifolia / Rhus trilobata WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood/SkunkbrushG3S39
Populus angustifolia / Salix ligulifolia - Shepherdia argentea WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood Riparian ForestsG1S312
Populus deltoides ssp. wislizeni / Rhus trilobata WoodlandFremont's Cottonwood Riparian ForestsG2S34
Pseudotsuga menziesii / Cornus sericea WoodlandLower Montane Riparian ForestsG4S22
Rhus trilobata ShrublandSkunkbrush Riparian ShrublandG2S24
Sarcobatus vermiculatus / Distichlis spicata ShrublandSaline Bottomland ShrublandsG4S23
Sarcobatus vermiculatus / Suaeda moquinii ShrublandSaline Bottomland ShrublandsGUQS22
Spartina gracilis Herbaceous VegetationWestern Slope Salt MeadowsGUS12
  • Vascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Carex limosamud sedgeG5S25
Carex scirpoideaCanadian single-spike sedgeG5S24
Epipactis giganteagiant helleborineG4S1S252
Eriophorum gracileslender cottongrassG5S1S22
Hippochaete variegatavariegated scouringrushG5S12
Juncus bryoidesminute rushG4S11
Mimulus eastwoodiaeEastwood monkey-flowerG3G4S1S241
Subularia aquaticawater awlwortG5S12
Trifolium kingiiKing's cloverG5S14
Utricularia minorlesser bladderwortG5S29