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Chaffee County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area

Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 18,914 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 3%

Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous8,54145%
Freshwater Shrub 6,40034%
Freshwater Forested 168< 1%
Ponds 2,28112%
Lakes 7894%
Rivers 6724%
Other 63< 1%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 4472%
Dammed 6714%
Ditched/Drained 0None
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 6493%

[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors

Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress152,94224%
Low Stress294,75645%
Moderate Stress81,63813%
High Stress46,9207%
Severe Stress72,83911%

[+] County Geography and Land Ownership

Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 649,098 acres 2,627 sq km
Maximum elevation 14,412 ft 4,394 m
Minimum elevation 6,867 ft 2,094 m
Average elevation 9,974 ft 3,041 m

Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 502,030 77%
 Bureau of Land Management55,4619%
  Total Forest Service Lands 446,568 69%
  Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests48< 1%
  Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands446,51169%
  Rio Grande National Forest9< 1%
  White River National Forest0< 1%
Total State 17,486 3%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife766< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board16,7203%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 649 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 11 < 1%
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 128,923 20%

Ecoregions (acres)

21: Southern Rockies 649,098100%
 21a: Alpine Zone156,55424%
 21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests83,50413%
 21c: Crystalline Mid-Elevation Forests91,47014%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands103,97016%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests8,7311%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests111,46417%
 21g: Volcanic Subalpine Forests28,8314%
 21h: Volcanic Mid-Elevation Forests11,9502%
 21i: Sagebrush Parks1,996< 1%
 21j: Grassland Parks50,6278%