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The North Platte Basin

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 138,102 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 11%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous100,92373%
Freshwater Shrub 26,18219%
Freshwater Forested 279< 1%
Ponds 6,4605%
Lakes 3,3762%
Rivers 342< 1%
Other 540< 1%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 367< 1%
Dammed 4,3743%
Ditched/Drained 35< 1%
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 4,9564%




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress168,36413%
Low Stress449,07835%
Moderate Stress254,87820%
High Stress283,68322%
Severe Stress133,52310%




[+] Major River Basin Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 1,289,532 acres 5,219 sq km
Maximum elevation 12,954 ft 3,949 m
Minimum elevation 7,551 ft 2,302 m
Average elevation 8,944 ft 2,727 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 735,375 57%
 Bureau of Land Management213,89117%
 Fish and Wildlife Service23,3402%
 National Park Service24< 1%
  Total Forest Service Lands 498,120 39%
  Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Pawnee National Grassland166,19213%
  Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest331,92826%
Total State 132,030 10%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife3,488< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board128,54210%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 5 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 0 None
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 422,122 33%


Ecoregions (acres)

18: Wyoming Basin 72,1096%
 18f: Laramie Basin72,1096%
21: Southern Rockies 1,217,42294%
 21a: Alpine Zone67,3065%
 21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests271,90721%
 21c: Crystalline Mid-Elevation Forests125,32910%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands12,483< 1%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests118,3439%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests139,34111%
 21g: Volcanic Subalpine Forests10,899< 1%
 21i: Sagebrush Parks471,81537%