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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 21,945 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 9%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous7,75735%
Freshwater Shrub 7,86736%
Freshwater Forested 17< 1%
Ponds 1,5047%
Lakes 4,47920%
Rivers 2931%
Other 27< 1%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 2401%
Dammed 4,18619%
Ditched/Drained 0None
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 1,8188%




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress47,31119%
Low Stress114,93147%
Moderate Stress39,83616%
High Stress20,5508%
Severe Stress23,0119%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 245,642 acres 994 sq km
Maximum elevation 14,421 ft 4,397 m
Minimum elevation 8,954 ft 2,730 m
Average elevation 10,922 ft 3,330 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 178,871 73%
 Bureau of Land Management17,9627%
 Fish and Wildlife Service417< 1%
  Total Forest Service Lands 160,492 65%
  Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands160,48065%
  White River National Forest12< 1%
Total State 1,506 < 1%
 Colorado State Land Board1,506< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 651 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 0 None
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 64,614 26%


Ecoregions (acres)

21: Southern Rockies 245,642100%
 21a: Alpine Zone69,21828%
 21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests41,37417%
 21c: Crystalline Mid-Elevation Forests25,32910%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests82,80134%
 21i: Sagebrush Parks26,92011%