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Huerfano County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 28,520 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 3%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous17,97863%
Freshwater Shrub 3,24411%
Freshwater Forested 3,14211%
Ponds 7993%
Lakes 1,2925%
Rivers 1,4745%
Other 5862%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 9213%
Dammed 21< 1%
Ditched/Drained 0None
Farmed 6< 1%
Modified by Beaver 44< 1%




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress77,9138%
Low Stress488,93848%
Moderate Stress248,67624%
High Stress120,27112%
Severe Stress83,1988%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 1,018,990 acres 4,124 sq km
Maximum elevation 14,310 ft 4,363 m
Minimum elevation 5,062 ft 1,543 m
Average elevation 7,453 ft 2,272 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 206,782 20%
 Bureau of Land Management65,2296%
 National Park Service55< 1%
  Total Forest Service Lands 141,499 14%
  Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands141,49714%
  Rio Grande National Forest2< 1%
Total State 45,852 4%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife4,463< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board40,1424%
 Colorado State Parks1,247< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 157 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 466 < 1%
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 765,732 75%


Ecoregions (acres)

21: Southern Rockies 560,38855%
 21a: Alpine Zone12,1141%
 21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests58,2666%
 21c: Crystalline Mid-Elevation Forests31,3383%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands295,10329%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests78,1288%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests70,8567%
 21j: Grassland Parks14,5841%
26: Southwestern Tablelands 458,60245%
 26e: Piedmont Plains and Tablelands315,86131%
 26h: Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands and Savannas142,74014%