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Conejos County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 47,798 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 6%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous37,46478%
Freshwater Shrub 3,7598%
Freshwater Forested 1,2113%
Ponds 2,3515%
Lakes 2,2875%
Rivers 6161%
Other 109< 1%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 386< 1%
Dammed 2,3225%
Ditched/Drained 4< 1%
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 200< 1%




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress147,30418%
Low Stress323,77739%
Moderate Stress95,24112%
High Stress70,9609%
Severe Stress188,33623%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 825,613 acres 3,341 sq km
Maximum elevation 13,172 ft 4,016 m
Minimum elevation 7,389 ft 2,253 m
Average elevation 8,996 ft 2,743 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 482,835 58%
 Bureau of Land Management182,92222%
 Fish and Wildlife Service146< 1%
  Total Forest Service Lands 299,766 36%
  Rio Grande National Forest294,79436%
  San Juan National Forest4,972< 1%
Total State 70,960 9%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife7,241< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board63,7198%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 0 None
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 0 None
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 271,819 33%


Ecoregions (acres)

21: Southern Rockies 405,59449%
 21a: Alpine Zone41,4065%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands52,5576%
 21g: Volcanic Subalpine Forests254,95031%
 21h: Volcanic Mid-Elevation Forests56,6827%
22: Arizona/New Mexico Plate 420,02051%
 22a: San Luis Shrublands and Hills200,72624%
 22b: San Luis Alluvial Flats and Wetlands214,86926%
 22c: Salt Flats4,425< 1%