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Archuleta County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 21,035 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 2%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous11,08553%
Freshwater Shrub 1,3807%
Freshwater Forested 60< 1%
Ponds 4,36321%
Lakes 2,70413%
Rivers 1,3586%
Other 85< 1%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 4752%
Dammed 3,88318%
Ditched/Drained 0None
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 3862%




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress139,26816%
Low Stress300,86635%
Moderate Stress163,05219%
High Stress145,67517%
Severe Stress118,39914%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 867,263 acres 3,510 sq km
Maximum elevation 13,307 ft 4,057 m
Minimum elevation 6,082 ft 1,854 m
Average elevation 8,215 ft 2,505 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 427,231 49%
 Bureau of Land Management5,543< 1%
  Total Forest Service Lands 421,688 49%
  Rio Grande National Forest23,1823%
  San Juan National Forest398,50646%
Total State 2,314 < 1%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife763< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board1,551< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 11 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 0 None
Tribal Lands 131,351 15%
Private Lands 306,355 35%


Ecoregions (acres)

20: Colorado Plateaus 5,469< 1%
 20a: Monticello-Cortez Uplands4,978< 1%
 20c: Semiarid Benchlands and Canyonlands492< 1%
21: Southern Rockies 861,79399%
 21a: Alpine Zone19,9132%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands14,8932%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests124,86914%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests573,23866%
 21g: Volcanic Subalpine Forests128,88015%