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La Plata County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 21,244 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 2%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous7,53335%
Freshwater Shrub 7994%
Freshwater Forested 40< 1%
Ponds 5,84127%
Lakes 4,40821%
Rivers 2,44912%
Other 174< 1%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 1,6808%
Dammed 5,98828%
Ditched/Drained 1< 1%
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 3622%




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress134,72512%
Low Stress242,77222%
Moderate Stress144,60613%
High Stress166,01215%
Severe Stress400,42537%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 1,088,541 acres 4,405 sq km
Maximum elevation 14,150 ft 4,314 m
Minimum elevation 5,926 ft 1,807 m
Average elevation 8,001 ft 2,439 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 422,043 39%
 Bureau of Land Management21,9492%
  Total Forest Service Lands 400,094 37%
  San Juan National Forest400,09437%
Total State 22,857 2%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife10,231< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board12,6261%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 389 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 0 None
Tribal Lands 197,360 18%
Private Lands 445,893 41%


Ecoregions (acres)

20: Colorado Plateaus 520,81048%
 20a: Monticello-Cortez Uplands223,76921%
 20c: Semiarid Benchlands and Canyonlands297,04127%
21: Southern Rockies 567,73152%
 21a: Alpine Zone50,2035%
 21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests51,5265%
 21c: Crystalline Mid-Elevation Forests26,3622%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests187,88817%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests251,75223%