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El Paso County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 14,015 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 1%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous3,91628%
Freshwater Shrub 1,2959%
Freshwater Forested 5834%
Ponds 1,76113%
Lakes 1,1328%
Rivers 4,47432%
Other 8176%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 3392%
Dammed 1,3039%
Ditched/Drained 0None
Farmed 61< 1%
Modified by Beaver 17< 1%




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress65,9965%
Low Stress505,12537%
Moderate Stress423,64031%
High Stress193,70614%
Severe Stress173,60713%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 1,362,110 acres 5,512 sq km
Maximum elevation 14,114 ft 4,303 m
Minimum elevation 5,045 ft 1,538 m
Average elevation 6,465 ft 1,971 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 205,281 15%
 Bureau of Land Management5,773< 1%
 Federal Land, Misc103,4248%
  Total Forest Service Lands 96,083 7%
  Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands96,0837%
Total State 183,178 13%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife4< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board181,28013%
 Colorado State Parks1,859< 1%
 State Land, Misc35< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 16,744 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 576 < 1%
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 956,332 70%


Ecoregions (acres)

21: Southern Rockies 212,20016%
 21a: Alpine Zone5,303< 1%
 21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests6,453< 1%
 21c: Crystalline Mid-Elevation Forests125,9279%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands74,5165%
26: Southwestern Tablelands 1,149,91084%
 26e: Piedmont Plains and Tablelands399,82729%
 26h: Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands and Savannas14,6851%
 26i: Pine-Oak Woodlands96,2967%
 26j: Foothill Grasslands483,17335%
 26k: Sandsheets155,92811%