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Douglas County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 9,303 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 2%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous2,55928%
Freshwater Shrub 2,04222%
Freshwater Forested 4004%
Ponds 1,41715%
Lakes 1,35815%
Rivers 1,22913%
Other 2983%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 1962%
Dammed 1,87720%
Ditched/Drained 1< 1%
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 2< 1%




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress28,3965%
Low Stress135,33625%
Moderate Stress145,20927%
High Stress115,62021%
Severe Stress114,41621%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 538,930 acres 2,181 sq km
Maximum elevation 9,834 ft 2,998 m
Minimum elevation 5,364 ft 1,635 m
Average elevation 6,851 ft 2,089 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 140,984 26%
  Total Forest Service Lands 140,984 26%
  Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands140,98426%
Total State 5,563 1%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife835< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board3,397< 1%
 Colorado State Parks1,331< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 24,307 5%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 7,379 1%
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 360,697 67%


Ecoregions (acres)

21: Southern Rockies 186,36035%
 21c: Crystalline Mid-Elevation Forests161,94630%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands24,4145%
25: High Plains 58,08511%
 25c: Moderate Relief Plains36,9087%
 25d: Flat to Rolling Plains2,355< 1%
 25l: Front Range Fans18,8223%
26: Southwestern Tablelands 294,48455%
 26i: Pine-Oak Woodlands202,71038%
 26j: Foothill Grasslands91,77417%