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The North Platte Headwaters Subbasin

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 118,583 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 13%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous92,64078%
Freshwater Shrub 17,04014%
Freshwater Forested 133< 1%
Ponds 5,3745%
Lakes 2,5862%
Rivers 305< 1%
Other 505< 1%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

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




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress88,26410%
Low Stress271,93330%
Moderate Stress192,97621%
High Stress241,31726%
Severe Stress116,69613%




[+] River Subbasin Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 911,196 acres 3,688 sq km
Maximum elevation 12,949 ft 3,948 m
Minimum elevation 7,818 ft 2,384 m
Average elevation 8,864 ft 2,702 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 439,476 48%
 Bureau of Land Management170,05619%
 Fish and Wildlife Service23,3403%
 National Park Service24< 1%
  Total Forest Service Lands 246,056 27%
  Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Pawnee National Grassland2,019< 1%
  Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest244,03627%
Total State 124,809 14%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife3,488< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board121,32113%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 0 None
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 0 None
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 346,911 38%


Ecoregions (acres)

21: Southern Rockies 911,196100%
 21a: Alpine Zone49,4925%
 21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests102,45711%
 21c: Crystalline Mid-Elevation Forests18,8482%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests118,34313%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests139,34115%
 21g: Volcanic Subalpine Forests10,8991%
 21i: Sagebrush Parks471,81552%