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Alamosa County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 47,422 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 10%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous42,37389%
Freshwater Shrub 5311%
Freshwater Forested 33< 1%
Ponds 2,4245%
Lakes 1,0382%
Rivers 5401%
Other 4841%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 7642%
Dammed 427< 1%
Ditched/Drained 0None
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 0None




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress7,8732%
Low Stress52,32111%
Moderate Stress66,70514%
High Stress78,19117%
Severe Stress257,50856%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 462,618 acres 1,872 sq km
Maximum elevation 14,341 ft 4,372 m
Minimum elevation 7,501 ft 2,287 m
Average elevation 7,793 ft 2,376 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 110,158 24%
 Bureau of Land Management35,9958%
 Fish and Wildlife Service17,7294%
 National Park Service35,3318%
  Total Forest Service Lands 21,103 5%
  Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands29< 1%
  Rio Grande National Forest21,0745%
Total State 17,978 4%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife1,914< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board15,7243%
 Colorado State Parks340< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 0 None
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 46,690 10%
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 287,792 62%


Ecoregions (acres)

21: Southern Rockies 43,6729%
 21a: Alpine Zone7,2142%
 21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests17,4414%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands19,0044%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests13< 1%
22: Arizona/New Mexico Plate 418,94691%
 22b: San Luis Alluvial Flats and Wetlands150,19532%
 22c: Salt Flats216,74847%
 22e: Sand Dunes and Sand Sheets52,00311%