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Jefferson County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 11,272 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 2%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous2,56323%
Freshwater Shrub 1,51313%
Freshwater Forested 7847%
Ponds 1,54814%
Lakes 4,42839%
Rivers 3813%
Other 55< 1%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 1,15210%
Dammed 2,84325%
Ditched/Drained 0None
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 37< 1%




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress21,2344%
Low Stress94,95019%
Moderate Stress72,77415%
High Stress79,12716%
Severe Stress226,56846%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 494,633 acres 2,002 sq km
Maximum elevation 11,590 ft 3,534 m
Minimum elevation 5,239 ft 1,597 m
Average elevation 7,156 ft 2,182 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 108,656 22%
 Bureau of Land Management637< 1%
 Federal Land, Misc940< 1%
 Fish and Wildlife Service3,963< 1%
  Total Forest Service Lands 103,116 21%
  Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Pawnee National Grassland2,140< 1%
  Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands100,97620%
Total State 9,211 2%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife2,038< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board3,696< 1%
 Colorado State Parks3,477< 1%
 State Land, Misc0< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 71,666 14%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 13,497 3%
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 291,604 59%


Ecoregions (acres)

21: Southern Rockies 369,82775%
 21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests29,0186%
 21c: Crystalline Mid-Elevation Forests281,37357%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands59,43712%
25: High Plains 124,80525%
 25d: Flat to Rolling Plains31,9596%
 25l: Front Range Fans92,84719%