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Custer County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 30,458 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 6%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous27,24789%
Freshwater Shrub 1,2914%
Freshwater Forested 1,0623%
Ponds 242< 1%
Lakes 4942%
Rivers 112< 1%
Other 10< 1%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 52< 1%
Dammed 1< 1%
Ditched/Drained 0None
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 0None




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress50,04511%
Low Stress162,72234%
Moderate Stress119,42125%
High Stress73,49416%
Severe Stress67,58714%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 473,237 acres 1,915 sq km
Maximum elevation 14,256 ft 4,346 m
Minimum elevation 5,720 ft 1,744 m
Average elevation 9,026 ft 2,752 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 174,026 37%
 Bureau of Land Management13,2483%
 National Park Service10< 1%
  Total Forest Service Lands 160,769 34%
  Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands160,75234%
  Rio Grande National Forest17< 1%
Total State 8,902 2%
 Colorado State Land Board8,9022%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 0 None
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 0 None
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 290,309 61%


Ecoregions (acres)

21: Southern Rockies 464,58798%
 21a: Alpine Zone30,5746%
 21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests20,1714%
 21c: Crystalline Mid-Elevation Forests127,10727%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands55,94412%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests36,2448%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests34,7687%
 21h: Volcanic Mid-Elevation Forests16,6584%
 21j: Grassland Parks143,12230%
26: Southwestern Tablelands 8,6502%
 26e: Piedmont Plains and Tablelands5,3211%
 26h: Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands and Savannas3,329< 1%