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Baca County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 10,246 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands < 1%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous2,00920%
Freshwater Shrub 2,18421%
Freshwater Forested 1,04610%
Ponds 48< 1%
Lakes 4524%
Rivers 3,58435%
Other 6276%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 4114%
Dammed 1< 1%
Ditched/Drained 10< 1%
Farmed 2963%
Modified by Beaver 0None




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress74,1915%
Low Stress446,34127%
Moderate Stress461,07228%
High Stress453,25128%
Severe Stress202,26312%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 1,637,115 acres 6,625 sq km
Maximum elevation 5,290 ft 1,613 m
Minimum elevation 3,489 ft 1,064 m
Average elevation 4,300 ft 1,311 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 205,070 13%
 Bureau of Land Management161< 1%
  Total Forest Service Lands 204,910 13%
  Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands204,91013%
Total State 35,889 2%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife1,025< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board34,8642%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 3 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 1,293 < 1%
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 1,394,860 85%


Ecoregions (acres)

25: High Plains 1,370,68884%
 25b: Rolling Sand Plains48,4173%
 25c: Moderate Relief Plains108,7847%
 25d: Flat to Rolling Plains1,213,48774%
26: Southwestern Tablelands 266,42616%
 26e: Piedmont Plains and Tablelands174,40911%
 26f: Mesa de Maya/Black Mesa71,0854%
 26g: Purgatoire Hills and Canyons20,9331%