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The White-Yampa-Green Basin

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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)G4T1QS140
Lithobates pipiensNorthern Leopard FrogG5S323
Spea intermontanaGreat Basin SpadefootG5S337
  • Birds

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Asio flammeusShort-eared OwlG5S2B1
Centrocercus urophasianusSage GrouseG3G4S43
Cypseloides nigerBlack SwiftG4S3B3
Grus canadensis tabidaGreater Sandhill CraneG5T5S2B,S4N134
Haliaeetus leucocephalusBald EagleG5S1B,S3N15
Melanerpes lewisLewis's WoodpeckerG4S42
Numenius americanusLong-billed CurlewG5S2B1
Plegadis chihiWhite-faced IbisG5S2B1
Seiurus aurocapillaOvenbirdG5S2B1
  • Fish

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Gila cyphaHumpback ChubG1S137
Gila robustaRoundtail ChubG3S231
Oncorhynchus clarkii pleuriticusColorado River Cutthroat TroutG4T3S392
Prosopium williamsoniMountain WhitefishG5S33
Ptychocheilus luciusColorado PikeminnowG1S191
Xyrauchen texanusRazorback SuckerG1S152
  • Insects

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Erebia pawlowskiiTheano AlpineG5S32
  • Mollusks

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Valvata sinceraMossy ValvataG5S37
  • Natural Communities

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Acer negundo - Populus angustifolia / Cornus sericea ForestNarrowleaf Cottonwood Riparian ForestsG2S224
Acer negundo / Betula occidentalis WoodlandBoxelder/River BirchG1G2S13
Acer negundo / Prunus virginiana ForestMontane Riparian Deciduous ForestG3S22
Alnus incana - Salix (monticola, lucida, ligulifolia) ShrublandThinleaf Alder-Mixed Willow SpeciesG3S33
Alnus incana - Salix drummondiana ShrublandMontane Riparian ShrublandG3S31
Alnus incana / Cornus sericea ShrublandThinleaf Alder-Red-osier Dogwood Riparian ShrublandG3G4S38
Alnus incana / Mesic Forbs ShrublandThinleaf Alder/Mesic Forb Riparian ShrublandG3S321
Betula nana / Mesic Forbs - Mesic Graminoids ShrublandSubalpine Riparian ShrublandG3G4S34
Betula occidentalis / Maianthemum stellatum ShrublandFoothills Riparian ShrublandG4?S33
Carex saxatilis Herbaceous VegetationWet MeadowG3S11
Catabrosa aquatica - Mimulus ssp. Spring WetlandSpring WetlandGUS21
Cornus sericea ShrublandFoothills Riparian ShrublandG4QS23
Equisetum hyemale Herbaceous VegetationScouring RushG3S14
Muhlenbergia asperifolia Herbaceous VegetationGreat Plains Salt MeadowsGUS22
Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S314
Picea pungens / Betula occidentalis WoodlandMontane Riparian WoodlandG2S21
Populus angustifolia - Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S310
Populus angustifolia / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S34
Populus angustifolia / Betula occidentalis WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S31
Populus angustifolia / Crataegus rivularis WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood Riparian ForestsG2?S22
Populus angustifolia / Prunus virginiana WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood/Common ChokecherryG2QS21
Populus angustifolia / Rhus trilobata WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood/SkunkbrushG3S33
Populus deltoides ssp. wislizeni / Rhus trilobata WoodlandFremont's Cottonwood Riparian ForestsG2S37
Populus tremuloides / Veratrum californicum ForestAspen Wetland ForestsG3?S12
Pseudotsuga menziesii / Betula occidentalis WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3?S22
Rhus trilobata ShrublandSkunkbrush Riparian ShrublandG2S25
Salix bebbiana ShrublandMontane Willow CarrsG3?S21
Salix boothii / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandBooth Willow/Canadian Reed GrassG3G4QS11
Salix boothii / Carex utriculata ShrublandBooth's Willow/Beaked SedgeG4S21
Salix boothii / Mesic Forbs ShrublandBooth's Willow/Mesic ForbG3S310
Salix boothii / Mesic Graminoids ShrublandRiparian Willow CarrG3?S339
Salix drummondiana / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandLower Montane Willow CarrsG3S34
Salix drummondiana / Carex utriculata ShrublandMontane Willow CarrG4S24
Salix geyeriana - Salix monticola / Mesic Forbs ShrublandGeyer's Willow-Rocky Mountain Willow/Mesic ForbG3S37
Salix geyeriana / Carex aquatilis ShrublandMontane Willow CarrG3S21
Salix geyeriana / Carex utriculata ShrublandGeyer's Willow/Beaked SedgeG5S24
Salix geyeriana / Mesic Forbs ShrublandMontane Willow CarrG3S27
Salix geyeriana / Mesic Graminoids ShrublandGeyer's Willow/Mesic GraminoidG3?S21
Salix ligulifolia ShrublandMontane Willow CarrG2G3S31
Salix lucida ssp. caudata Shrubland [Provisional]Montane Riparian ShrublandG3QS25
Salix monticola / Carex aquatilis ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S26
Salix planifolia / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG4S23
Salix wolfii / Carex aquatilis ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG4S31
Salix wolfii / Mesic Forbs ShrublandSubalpine Riparian Willow CarrG3S314
Schoenoplectus maritimus Herbaceous VegetationEmergent Wetland (Marsh)G4S22
Schoenoplectus pungens Herbaceous VegetationBulrushG3G4S38
Shepherdia argentea ShrublandFoothills Riparian ShrublandG3G4S21
Sparganium eurycarpum Herbaceous VegetationFoothills/Plains Floating/Submergent Palustrine WetlandsG4S11
Spartina gracilis Herbaceous VegetationWestern Slope Salt MeadowsGUS12
Sporobolus airoides Southern Plains Herbaceous VegetationGreat Plains Salt MeadowsG3QS21
Typha domingensis Western Herbaceous VegetationWestern Slope MarshG5?S12
  • Nonvascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Sphagnum angustifoliumG5S21
  • Vascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Agastache foeniculumlavender hyssopG5S11
Carex diandralesser panicled sedgeG5S13
Carex stenoptilasmall-winged sedgeG3S24
Epipactis giganteagiant helleborineG4S1S24
Juncus bryoidesminute rushG4S12
Liatris ligulistylisgay-featherG5?S22
Limnorchis zothecinaalcove bog orchidG2G3S17
Listera borealisnorthern twaybladeG4S22
Listera convallarioidesBroad-leaved twaybladeG5S27
Salix serissimaautumn willowG5S11
Spiranthes diluvialisUte ladies' tressesG2G3S218
Sullivantia hapemanii var. purpusiiHanging Garden sullivantiaG3T3S39