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Gunnison County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 77,934 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 4%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous34,68445%
Freshwater Shrub 19,47125%
Freshwater Forested 211< 1%
Ponds 9,73812%
Lakes 12,61116%
Rivers 1,0851%
Other 135< 1%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 678< 1%
Dammed 13,11517%
Ditched/Drained 0None
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 3,8125%




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress407,19820%
Low Stress990,15647%
Moderate Stress362,26017%
High Stress174,5398%
Severe Stress151,6767%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 2,085,834 acres 8,441 sq km
Maximum elevation 14,232 ft 4,339 m
Minimum elevation 5,903 ft 1,800 m
Average elevation 9,539 ft 2,908 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 1,653,445 79%
 Bureau of Land Management355,11217%
 Bureau of Reclamation486< 1%
 Federal Land, Misc711< 1%
 National Park Service31,7102%
  Total Forest Service Lands 1,265,426 61%
  Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests1,205,68058%
  Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands141< 1%
  White River National Forest59,6053%
Total State 20,014 < 1%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife15,323< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board4,671< 1%
 State Land, Misc20< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 559 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 1,094 < 1%
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 410,722 20%


Ecoregions (acres)

20: Colorado Plateaus 9,801< 1%
 20c: Semiarid Benchlands and Canyonlands9,801< 1%
21: Southern Rockies 2,076,033100%
 21a: Alpine Zone198,1329%
 21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests330,43716%
 21c: Crystalline Mid-Elevation Forests490< 1%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands20,472< 1%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests298,83914%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests188,8059%
 21g: Volcanic Subalpine Forests414,32720%
 21h: Volcanic Mid-Elevation Forests173,0828%
 21i: Sagebrush Parks451,44822%