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Gilpin County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 1,552 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 2%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous33622%
Freshwater Shrub 94061%
Freshwater Forested 0None
Ponds 14910%
Lakes 1228%
Rivers 0None
Other 5< 1%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 0None
Dammed 0None
Ditched/Drained 0None
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 0None




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress2,7003%
Low Stress31,33733%
Moderate Stress22,45323%
High Stress18,74120%
Severe Stress20,78322%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 96,000 acres 389 sq km
Maximum elevation 13,312 ft 4,058 m
Minimum elevation 6,907 ft 2,106 m
Average elevation 9,387 ft 2,862 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 42,183 44%
 Bureau of Land Management1,7292%
  Total Forest Service Lands 40,455 42%
  Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Pawnee National Grassland40,45542%
Total State 9,455 10%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife252< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board647< 1%
 Colorado State Parks8,5569%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 0 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 0 None
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 44,362 46%


Ecoregions (acres)

21: Southern Rockies 96,000100%
 21a: Alpine Zone8,7519%
 21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests19,53320%
 21c: Crystalline Mid-Elevation Forests67,71671%