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Costilla County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 13,435 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 2%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous7,60857%
Freshwater Shrub 1,83914%
Freshwater Forested 41< 1%
Ponds 8596%
Lakes 2,76121%
Rivers 2112%
Other 117< 1%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 2432%
Dammed 3,60627%
Ditched/Drained 23< 1%
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 56< 1%




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress114,31215%
Low Stress264,74734%
Moderate Stress186,48324%
High Stress97,42112%
Severe Stress123,78916%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 786,762 acres 3,184 sq km
Maximum elevation 14,345 ft 4,374 m
Minimum elevation 7,390 ft 2,253 m
Average elevation 8,808 ft 2,685 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 963 < 1%
 Bureau of Land Management466< 1%
 Fish and Wildlife Service30< 1%
  Total Forest Service Lands 468 < 1%
  Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands468< 1%
  Rio Grande National Forest0< 1%
Total State 9 < 1%
 Colorado State Land Board9< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 1,309 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 0 None
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 784,481 100%


Ecoregions (acres)

21: Southern Rockies 383,51449%
 21a: Alpine Zone35,0964%
 21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests166,45121%
 21c: Crystalline Mid-Elevation Forests16,7502%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands83,41811%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests38,5265%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests35,8965%
 21g: Volcanic Subalpine Forests7,376< 1%
22: Arizona/New Mexico Plate 403,24951%
 22a: San Luis Shrublands and Hills177,53023%
 22b: San Luis Alluvial Flats and Wetlands175,69422%
 22c: Salt Flats50,0246%